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Medicare wants to pay physical therapists 8% less. That’s a concern if you need their help.

Every year, the United States is plagued by a deadly but often overlooked epidemic that affects millions of American seniors: accidental falls. Falls are a primary cause of injury among...

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Kaiser Health News

Readers React: The Slippery Slope Of Preventing Falls

I commend Kaiser Health News for shining a light on the dangers of senior falls ― the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions (“‘Fear Of Falling’: How Hospitals Do Even...

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McKnight's Long-Term Care News

Providers sweating proposed 8% cut to therapy services — ‘There’s just no reason for that’

Therapy advocates are pushing back against a proposal that would cut 8% from Medicare payments for physical and occupational therapy services starting in 2021. The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality...

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Current in Noblesville

Prioritize Patients

Anyone who loves someone on Medicare understands the constant worry that injury or illness could restrict seniors’ mobility, lead to severe pain and degrade their quality of life.

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Morning Consult

How Physical Therapy Can Help Confront a Growing Health Crisis

Earlier this year, the Journal of the American Medical Association published an eye-opening report on a deadly yet often overlooked epidemic affecting American seniors: accidental falls. Over the last decade, fall deaths...

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Portland Press Herald

Commentary: King bill would ease looming physical therapist shortfall

Here in Maine, we know all too well the effect that the opioid crisis is having on our neighbors and loved ones. Because we live in one of the top 10...

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Savannah Morning News

Viewpoints, local view: Put patients over paperwork

In June, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) formally asked for suggestions on how to reduce the administrative burden of health care. The move comes as part...

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American Journal of Managed Care

Payers: Embrace the Value of Physical Therapy to Reduce Costs

As our country continues its push to lower the cost of healthcare, especially among the burgeoning population of seniors with age-related disabilities, transitioning to a value-based insurance design (VBID) payment...

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Kaiser Health News

Letters to the Editor: Preventing Falls For A New Generation

Your piece “More Seniors Are Dying In Falls. Doctors Could Do More To Reduce The Risk” (June 27) addresses an important yet rarely discussed epidemic that has become increasingly deadly...

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Delaware Online

Cut red tape for physical therapists

Patients across Delaware depend upon physical therapy to regain independence and strength following an injury or improve quality of life when managing chronic pain. As a physical therapist, I’ve dedicated...

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