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Upstate District Meeting
SCAPTA
Please plan to join us for our next Upstate District SCAPTA meeting.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Time: Dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

Location: Pelham Medical Center (Village at Pelham), Medical Office Building
2755 S. Hwy 14, Greer

Speaker: Nikki Hooks, CO and Brian Kaluf

Topic: Outcome Measures for Orthotics and Prosthetics

Sponsor: Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics

Dinner will be served. To help our sponsor prepare, please RSVP to holly@ssi-physicaltherapy.com or Trudy_messer@bshsi.org by Friday, Sept. 5 at 5 p.m.

SCAPTA members will receive a free CEU. We encourage non-members to attend, however, there will be a $10 charge to receive the CEU certificate.

Hope to see you there!

Holly Mader, PT, OCS
Upstate District SCAPTA Co-Chair
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APTA Fraud and Abuse Course available for free online
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The APTA Learning Center now offers "Navigating the Regulatory Environment: Ensuring Compliance While Promoting Professional Integrity" free to all members and non-members. The 2-part course includes an audio roundtable, with experienced and knowledgeable presenters reviewing topics such as laws and regulations related to health care fraud and abuse, along with interactive case vignettes drawn from real-world situations to illustrate types of Medicare fraud or abuse involving physical therapy services. For access and to register, visit this Learning Center page.
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Continuing education opportunity for Clinical Instructors
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If you or someone you know is a clinical instructor or health care provider who works primarily in a clinical setting, please consider enrolling in APTA's Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP). Participants explore various aspects of the clinical learning environment and learn skills and techniques needed to provide students with a structured and effective learning environment. Successful course completion results in the awarding of 1.5 CEUs and the Clinical Instructor credential. The 2014 CCIP course schedule is posted and several courses are being offered this fall.
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$10 a month can help to defend physical therapy in South Carolina
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While we have been busy defending the PT practice, SCAPTA has also been actively working on co-pay legislation to begin to limit the amount of co-pays some of our patients have to pay each and every time they come they see a PT. This legislation can have a direct effect on not only the patients we serve, but all practice areas. We need funding to support legislative activities to protect our profession in South Carolina. Make a recurring gift of just $10 and make a difference.
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