According to a news release issued by the APTA, a study from Europe indicates that in general, the self-reported quality of life (QoL) among adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) is not much different than their peers without disability; however QoL could be further enhanced by greater attention paid to pain early on.
National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is hosted each October by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to highlight how physical therapists and physical therapist assistants help restore and improve motion in people’s lives.
October 3 is the indicated deadline for healthcare providers to sign up for the ICD-10 testing program from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), according to a news release from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
A bill introduced in the Senate is designed to expand “locum tenens” arrangements to include PTs, allowing for those in private practice to provide continuity of care to Medicare patients in the event of the therapist’s absence.
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.