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05 Feb
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Lawmakers Want Answers From CMS on Planned 2021 Payment Cuts

House members want CMS to explain its methodology in deciding how much it would reduce payments, and whether it considered how the cuts would impact care. Source: APTA Feed Lawmakers Want Answers From CMS on Planned 2021 Payment Cuts

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05 Feb
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PTJ: New CPG Supported by APTA Provides Guidance on PT Treatment of Individuals With Heart Failure

The CPG inclueds nine action statements and two clinical alogrithms. Source: APTA Feed PTJ: New CPG Supported by APTA Provides Guidance on PT Treatment of Individuals With Heart Failure

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03 Feb
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Mining Data to Shape Practice

PT in Motion magazine looks at how yesterday’s patient data helps inform today’s treatment decisions. Source: APTA Feed Mining Data to Shape Practice

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31 Jan
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PTAs, Direct Access, Plans of Care, and More: APTA and Components Press for Changes

If CMS really wants to put “patients over paperwork” in physical therapy, it could start by allowing PTAs to provide maintenance care across settings and easing PTA supervision requirements, Source: APTA Feed PTAs, Direct Access, Plans of Care, and More: ...

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29 Jan
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CMS Coding Reversal Will Apply to Claims Made Beginning January 1, 2020

We now know a little more about how CMS intends to walk back coding edits that caused an uproar in the physical therapy community. Source: APTA Feed CMS Coding Reversal Will Apply to Claims Made Beginning January 1, 2020

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28 Jan
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Study: Home Health Physical Therapy Improves Abilities of Individuals With Dementia

Researchers say home health physical therapy can make a significant difference in the lives of people with dementia. Source: APTA Feed Study: Home Health Physical Therapy Improves Abilities of Individuals With Dementia

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27 Jan
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5 Things PTs and PTAs Need to Know About Naloxone

APTA’s official position is that naloxone should be accessible where PT services are provided. Source: APTA Feed 5 Things PTs and PTAs Need to Know About Naloxone

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24 Jan
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Payment Win: CMS Reverses Most of Its Damaging Coding Edits, More Details to Come

CMS has reversed its decision to prohibit payment for certain activity codes if they’re used on the same day as evaluation codes. Source: APTA Feed Payment Win: CMS Reverses Most of Its Damaging Coding Edits, More Details to Come

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24 Jan
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What's Happening at the State Level: Hot Issues for 2020

Direct access, telehealth, dry needling, imaging, and more: lots of issues are bubbling up in state legislatures. Source: APTA Feed What's Happening at the State Level: Hot Issues for 2020

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22 Jan
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Humana Adopts PTA Coding System, Anticipates Payment Differential Beginning in 2022

Humana’s policy adopts a CMS rule change aimed at creating an 85% payment differential for services provided “in whole or part” by a PTA or OTA. Source: APTA Feed Humana Adopts PTA Coding System, Anticipates Payment Differential Beginning in 2022

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