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Staying legal and getting paid
SCAPTA
What is the best way to stay up-to-date on current billing and coding for the latest treatment techniques? SCAPTA 2015 Annual Conference in Greenville, S.C., May 1-2. Make sure you register for the Sticky Coding and Billing Course at http://scapta.org/annual-conference to learn how to successfully navigate Functional Limitation reporting challenges. Don't wait — early-bird registration rate ends April 17!
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Now accepting nominations for SCAPTA Awards
SCAPTA
It is a New Year! A time for good deeds and warm wishes. There are few better feelings than recognition of a job well done. With that in mind: It is time for nominations for all the 2015 SCAPTA Awards! We all know someone worthy of recognition. What better time than now to express our thanks and admiration for jobs well done?
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Earn CEUs at the SCAPTA Annual Conference
SCAPTA
Were you, by chance, scrambling to get enough CEUs this past December? Did you vow not to leave it until the last minute next time? At SCAPTA Annual Conference you can earn up to 13 hours or 1.3 CEUs in just two days. These courses are the some of the latest and greatest offered in South Carolina and are described here but are easily viewed with online registration

Social events, job recruiters and research presentations will round out a great weekend in Greenville, S.C., May 1-2, 2015.

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Therapy cap repeal could be 'in jeopardy': Action needed
PT in Motion
Repeal of the flawed sustainable growth rate may be closer than ever to becoming reality, but will a permanent fix to the therapy cap be left behind? APTA and a coalition of providers and consumers have ramped up calls for grassroots action to make sure that doesn't happen.
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Preoperative physical therapy in the elective cardiac surgery patient
HCPLive
In 2010, approximately 7.5 million American underwent 7,588,000 inpatient cardiovascular operations and procedures, an increase of 28 percent over the year 2000. Overall, postoperative mortality has fallen, which is good news. Evidence indicates that risk of pulmonary complications increases morbidity and mortality. Most surgeons refer patients for postoperative physical rehabilitation, but little evidence prompts them to start physical therapy before surgery. A recent article in Physical Therapy looked at employing physical therapy earlier to prevent complications.
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Outcomes unaffected by different weight-bearing modalities after MACI
Healio
At five years after undergoing matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte implantation, researchers found patients' outcomes were unaffected by whether the patients were assigned to accelerated or delayed weight-bearing activities.
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Systematic Review: Dry needling, ischemic compression for neck pain supported by moderate-to-strong evidence
PT in Motion
Authors of a new systematic review of neck pain interventions say that while it's clear more research is needed, there is already moderate-to-strong evidence that both dry needling and ischemic compression can lessen pain intensity and increase range of motion, at least in the short-term. Evidence on the treatments' effects in other areas associated with functionality and quality of life, however, is another story.
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Hit a hole-in-one with your patient engagement strategy
WebPT
Physical therapists tackling patient marketing for the first time can fall into the same trap as first-time golfers who buy the most expensive and extensive gear — without knowing how to use it.
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ICD-10 transition poses problems for ICD-9 translation
HealthLeaders Media
The transition to the ICD-10 diagnostic code set on Oct. 1 will complicate financial and clinical forecasting and analyses that also rely upon data compiled under the outmoded ICD-9 code, researchers say. Where there was once one code, under ICD-10 there may be 300 or 400. "As we continue to evolve, individual preferences could impact revenues, reports, and other data," says a health information sciences researcher.
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What about those 'other' running injuries?
By Heidi Dawson
Most runners will experience an injury at some point in their running career. If you don't, you're either very lucky or very wise with your training and blessed with fantastic form. There are certain injuries that seem to go hand in hand with running. Talk to any experienced runner, and they can tell you all about the dreaded shin splints, IT band syndrome, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. But what about the less common injuries? There are plenty of others that have a strong correlation with running.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Making your practice a 'best' place to work (Physicians Practice)
Study: Neck pain can be changed through altered visual feedback (Today in PT)
US Census: Median PT earnings nearly $10,000 lower for women than men in 2013 (PT in Motion)
The benefits of pumping iron in later life (The Wall Street Journal)
Referral to physical therapy lowers care utilization for LBP vs referral for imaging (PT in Motion)

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