The upcoming testing dates for the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) system were recently announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
September 8 marks World Physical Therapy Day, an event which is intended to highlight the unity and solidarity of the global physical therapy community and serve as an opportunity to recognize the work physical therapists do for patients and the community.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) reports that according to a recent article in co.Exist, running blades (such as those worn by Oscar Pistorious) are undergoing redesign efforts that could help more athletes participate in the Olympics. The article reports that the new design meets Olympic regulations and could be seen in the 2016 games.
An APTA news release reports that recent rules proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Services (CMS) include a 2.1% increase in payment rates for 2015 under the outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and changes to hospital admissions requirements.
The APTA reports that CMS has implemented a variety of fixes intended to decrease the number of rejects in the processing of functional limitation reporting (FLR) claims.
According to CMS, use of ICD-10 is scheduled to begin October 1, 2015—the soonest possible date allowed by a law passed by Congress earlier this year.
A news release from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) announces that patient-centered medical home (PCMH) initiatives nationwide have exhibited decreases in cost of care, visits to emergency departments, and inpatient admissions.
According to a news release from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a paralyzed teenager is slated to use a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton to stand, walk, and kick the first ball of the World Cup this June.
An online course offers participants insight from researchers who contributed to the Special Series on Gait appearing in the APTA’s journal, highlighting their work and demonstrating cutting-edge and future directions in gait assessment and rehab.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) reports that CMS has changed its functional limitation reporting instructions for claims submitted for each patient’s first visit on or after July 1.