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Rural South Carolina has reason to celebrate healthcare
Times and Democrat
Some people may not think about excellent healthcare when they think about rural communities but they should! Many of South Carolina's rural healthcare providers achieve quality standards that are as good as or better than their urban peers. On Nov. 21, National Rural Health Day, those that provide exceptional care every day in rural South Carolina were honored.
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SCAPTA pledges $12,500 to the Foundation
Foundation for Physical Therapy
The Foundation for Physical Therapy is excited to announce that the South Carolina Physical Therapy Association has pledged $12,500 toward the Center of Excellence for Health Services/Health Policy Research. The Foundation initiated the Center of Excellence campaign to establish the nation's first center dedicated to expanding the number of physical therapist scientists in the field of health services and health policy.
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Comprehensive cancer rehab links patients and their PTs
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
Recently, the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was designated as a STAR-certified program, the next wave in cancer care for patients and in cancer education for the medical community. The STAR — Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation — Program is the invention of Dr. Julie Silver, associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. After her own successful battle with breast cancer, Silver's treatments left her feeling fatigued. As a rehab professional, she knew she needed additional treatments to get through. But Silver was surprised to learn that despite multiple problems, both physical and neurological, faced by cancer survivors, post-care physical therapy was not the norm.
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Navigating healthcare reform
APTA
APTA has divided the contents of the Affordable Care Act into four major themes. The ACA increases access to healthcare through its expansion of health insurance coverage provisions as well as the creation of new insurance protections; creates new models of care beyond traditional fee for service; shifts payment focus to rewarding providers for the quality of their services; and increases auditing and screening processes to enhance the integrity of federal healthcare programs. Here are some resources to help you navigate the new law.
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Rural South Carolina has reason to celebrate healthcare
Times and Democrat
Some people may not think about excellent healthcare when they think about rural communities but they should! Many of South Carolina's rural healthcare providers achieve quality standards that are as good as or better than their urban peers. On Nov. 21, National Rural Health Day, those that provide exceptional care every day in rural South Carolina were honored.

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Effects of physical therapy treatment: 20 minutes?
In Touch Physical Therapy
What if I told you that the neurophysiological effects of manual therapy are only 15-20 minutes. Meaning, 20 minutes at the max, no more. Surprising? What if I then told you that the same effects from our modalities — ultrasound, heat, laser, etc. — the ones we use for comfort but know there is no evidence of effectiveness, yield the same length of relief? Believe it or not, it's true.

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Everything you need to know about the Medicare 8-minute rule
By Heidi Jannenga
Want to know what to bill to Medicare for outpatient therapy services (aka, the 8-minute rule)? First, there are two types of CPT codes you'll need to understand in order to bill properly: service- and time-based. And here's where the 8-minute rule comes in: In order to receive reimbursement from Medicare for a time-based code, you must provide direct treatment for at least eight minutes. The key to correct billing is doing the math.

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'Virtual reality hands' mind-control therapy for stroke patients
Gizmag
In the virtual reality hands technique, a patient wears the EEG skullcap, through which brain waves are converted into commands for controlling a simulation of arms and hands. The patient also wears 3-D glasses to increase the illusion of the simulation being a part of them, similar to how the quadcopter pilots viewed camera footage directly from the bridge of the quadcopter, rather than viewing it in third person. The technique provides patients with real-time visual feedback and, as an additional benefit, simulations can be customized to the patient's goals and challenges, increasing the patient's motivation.
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9 apps for iPad that make travel therapy easier
PutMeBackTogether.com
More and more travel therapists are utilizing apps on the iPad, not only for daily living but also for during their assignments for clinical work. Here are some useful apps that you might want to download, divided into two sections. There are four therapy-related apps you can use for clinical work and five to make traveling to a new city less stressful and more fun.
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No-shows: The bane of a therapist's existence
By Heidi Dawson
Anyone who works with members of the public on an individual appointment basis will understand what is meant by the title of this article. Unfortunately, this is no exaggeration and something that happens on a regular basis to therapists worldwide, myself included. I regularly have conversations with reliable clients, therapists and friends about the best way to tackle this problem. There are differing thoughts and opinions regarding the best way to reduce the impact this has on your business, so I thought I would explain some of the options and downfalls when it comes to addressing late cancellations and no-shows.
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Webinar: 'Physical Therapy and PQRS in 2014 — How to Report Successfully'
APTA
Join Heather Smith from 2-3 p.m. EDT Dec. 19 for "Physical Therapy and PQRS in 2014 — How to Report Successfully," a webinar. This session will provide what you need to know about the physician quality reporting system for 2014, including program changes impacting physical therapists and provide practical approaches for participating. During the Q & A session following the presentation, you may ask your questions directly to the experts.
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Clinical trial looks at impact of PRP therapy on tennis elbow
Ann Arbor Journal
A procedure intended to help heal musculoskeletal injuries called platelet-rich plasma therapy — or PRP — has created a big buzz in sports medicine and the media in recent years. Tiger Woods reportedly received the procedure for a sore knee and Pittsburgh Steelers' Hines Ward used it for a sprained knee ligament just before playing a key role in the team's 2009 Super Bowl victory. Researchers at the University of Michigan are taking a step toward answering some questions about the therapy through a new clinical trial exploring how PRP specifically affects tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis.
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Comparing 2 motor assessment tools to evaluate neurobehavioral intervention effects in infants with very low birth weight at 1 year
Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association
A study was conducted to compare the Alberta Infant Motor Scale and the Psychomotor Developmental Index of the Bayley Scales of Infant Development–Dutch Second Edition in their ability to evaluate effects of an early intervention, provided by pediatric physical therapists, on motor development in infants with VLBW at 12 months corrected age. Corrected for baseline differences, significant intervention effects were found for AIMS and PDI scores. The highest effect size was for the AIMS subscale sit. A significant reduction of abnormal motor development in the intervention group was found only with the AIMS.
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