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July 2010 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Do You Measure Up?
by Rebecca Mayer
A pitiful 3 percent of 153,000 respondents in a study by Michigan State University met the characteristics of a healthy lifestyle. According to the study, a healthy lifestyle is defined by four basic standards: Not smoking Holding weight down Eating right Read More...
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CMS Issues Proposed Rule
by Brian Ferrie
According to the July 16 PT in Motion News Now bulletin from APTA ( http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Current_Issue&TEMPLATE=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=73514 ), the 2011 outpatient hospital prospective payment system proposed rule Read More...
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The Results Are In
by Rebecca Mayer
Each year, U.S. News and World Report , examines 5,000 institutions and ranks hospitals in 16 adult specialties and 10 pediatric specialties. The magazine considers many factors including death rates, the number of procedures performed and the organization's Read More...
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Fit to Flop?
by Cheryl McEvoy
I was still in high school when I first heard about toning shoes. One of my friends was always game for a new diet or fitness trend, and she was craving a pair of toning flip-flops from the U.K. Why the U.K.? Well, according to her research, they hadn't Read More...
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A Dangerous Display
by Rebecca Mayer
When one thinks of ushering in the Fourth of July, joyous visions of patriotic decorations, family gatherings, barbeques, and fireworks displays come to mind. Typically these visions do not include a trip to the local Emergency Room. But for thousands Read More...
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Medicare Fraud: Is Your Practice in Line?
by Cheryl McEvoy
Whenever I see "Improper Medicare Billings" in the headlines, I think, Another one bites the dust . Health care fraud accounts for an estimated $60 billion each year, and quite frankly, I don't feel like paying more taxes just so a provider can shirk Read More...
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