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30 Jul
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50 Years In, Medicare Experiences 'Jaw Dropping' Drop in Mortality, Hospitalizations, and Expenditures

July 30, 2015: A new study published in JAMA is making headlines for its findings that Medicare beneficiaries’ mortality and hospitalization rates declined between 1999 and 2013, as did overall expenditures per beneficiary. Source: APTA Feed 50 Years In, Medicare ...

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30 Jul
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New Course for Internationally Educated PTs the Result of Collaborative Effort

July 30, 2015: Internationally educated physical therapists (PTs) will soon be able to get up to speed on crucial areas of the US health care system, thanks to a collaborative effort to develop an online course that aims to smooth ...

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29 Jul
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For Medicare and Medicaid's 50th, a Look at Physical Therapy's Role

July 29, 2015: When it arrived as signed legislation 50 years ago, Medicare and Medicaid was far from the system we know today—especially when it comes to physical therapy. APTA is marking the program’s half-century birthday by highlighting how its ...

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28 Jul
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Evidence on Hamstring Rehab Supports Exercise; Platelet-Rich Plasma Found Ineffective

July 28, 2015: Results of a new systematic review and meta-analysis point to stronger evidence that when it comes to acute hamstring injuries, rehabilitation exercises work—and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections don’t. Source: APTA Feed Evidence on Hamstring Rehab Supports Exercise; ...

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27 Jul
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PT Bainbridge Featured in ESPN Coverage of Special Olympics

July 27, 2015: Many physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) have been involved with the Special Olympics over the years, but Donna Bainbridge, PT, EdD, ATC, has elevated that involvement in ways that stretch beyond the actual World ...

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27 Jul
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Rapid—and Recent—Developments in Robot-Assisted Rehab Point to Burgeoning Industry

July 27, 2015: Developments in mobility assistance through robotics have been occurring at a fairly fast clip over the spring and summer of 2015, and financial forecasters expect the rehabilitation technology market to take off over the next 5 years. ...

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24 Jul
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Anthem's Acquisition of Cigna Continues Insurer Consolidation Trend

July 24, 2015: Health insurer Anthem’s recent announcement that it will acquire Cigna in a $54.2 billion deal is continuing a consolidation trend that could reduce the number of major insurance companies in the US from 5 to 3. Source: ...

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23 Jul
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PCORI Devotes Additional $142 Million to Expansion of Clinical Research Network

July 23, 2015: The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) plans to invest $142.5 million to expand its clinical research network—another facet of a broad initiative that includes major grants supporting physical therapy research. Source: APTA Feed PCORI Devotes Additional ...

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22 Jul
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Study: Early Supervised Exercise Reduces Fatigue, Improves Strength for Women After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

July 22, 2015: A new study from the Netherlands is lending more support to the value of exercise during the early stages of adjuvant treatment for breast cancer. Source: APTA Feed Study: Early Supervised Exercise Reduces Fatigue, Improves Strength for ...

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21 Jul
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ADA Turns 25—Here's How You Can Help Celebrate

July 21, 2015: Happy 25th anniversary to a law based on an idea that lies at the very heart of the physical therapy profession—that individuals should not face barriers of any kind based on disability. Source: APTA Feed ADA Turns ...

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