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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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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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Denton Record-Chronicle

Colby Pigg: It’s time to truly put patients over paperwork

In October 2017, the Trump administration announced the “Patients over Paperwork” initiative — a plan that aimed, in its own words, to “reduce regulatory burdens on health care providers to...

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The Hill

Congress: Expand access to physical therapy for underserved communities

As we have watched the opioid epidemic spread across the United States, we’ve arguably seen small-town Americans hit the hardest. Drug overdose fatalities are at an all-time high and have increased with alarming frequency...

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Martinsville Bulletin

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Physical therapists needed

We are in the middle of a national shortage of physical therapists. Estimates show that by 2025, an additional 27,000 physical therapists will be needed to meet the growing demand....

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