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CSM 2013: PT Autonomy: What the Future Holds Under Health Care Reform
by Lisa Lombardo
SAN DIEGO--There's a popular saying that goes in this vein: There really is no such thing as luck; it is what you do with the situations you are confronted with that determines your own fate. PTs who are in private practice or who are contemplating such Read More...
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APTA Stays Proactive on State Legislative Issues
by Lisa Lombardo
SAN DIEGO--APTA's Governmental Affairs office--recently renamed the Public Policy, Practicer and Professional Affairs Unit--is gathering steam to confront issues in state legislatures that have an impact on the profession. At the top of the priority list, Read More...
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Mind the Cap Please
by Rebecca Mayer
In the midst of all the turmoil in our country's healthcare system, the rehab sector is engaged in a battle to prevent Congress from imposing a hard therapy cap on Medicare-covered therapy. And the clock is ticking. Unless Congress passes legislation, Read More...
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PT Legislative Battle Rages in California
by Brian Ferrie
Physical therapists who haven't been paying attention to the legislative battle raging in California might want to start. As the APTA detailed in its Aug. 30 press release, " In California, a Rough Ride for Senate Bill 924 ," the latest salvo was just Read More...
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PT 2012: Politics of PT
by Lisa Lombardo
Tampa-June 7, 2012--The City of Tampa is becoming one of the most vital cities to decide what happens in nationwide politics in the upcoming election. Not only will the city be the site of the Republican National Convention in August, but here's a bit Read More...
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CSM 2012: Issues in the Statehouse
by Lisa Lombardo
Defending the PT profession can take not much more than becoming more active in your own state, as drivers of the Public Policy Practice and Professional Affairs group (PPPPA) are calling PTs and PTAs to action. On Feb. 9 at the Combined Sections Meeting, Read More...
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CSM 2012 Preview: Get Your (Audit) House in Order
by Lisa Lombardo
ADVANCE consistently covers issues on proper documentation and how physical therapists can improve their record-keeping strategies, through adopting electronic record systems, using the latest technology and software and streamlining their staffing duties Read More...
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Bringing Sexy Back
by Rebecca Mayer
Nearly 13 years ago, Philadelphia native Frank LaMacchia was involved in a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed from just below the chest down. A car veered into his lane, knocking him from his bike. He never saw it coming and he has no recollection. Read More...
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How to Boost Your Referrals
by Rebecca Mayer
Have you noticed a decrease in referrals lately? Are you blaming the economy? Well, surely tough economic times factor into the equation but are you certain that your facility is doing everything possible to maximize referrals? Industry experts contend Read More...
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Is Outpatient PT 'Delayed' and 'Cumbersome'?
by Jon Bassett
So here's what a Florida-based provider of urgent care clinics and worker's comp services said this week when it brought physical therapy in-house at three of its locations: "Unlike other medical clinics, where there is little to no interaction with patients Read More...
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