March 22, 2017: Spinal Tap News

Ep 179 Spinal Tap News Chaser – March 22, 2017 – PT News, Pint-Sized

DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE HERE TOP STORY: American Health Care Act revealed; Vote could happen as early as Thursday Fortune: These 3 Powerful Groups Are Slamming the GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Plan CNN: Americans divided over GOP health care bill, Kaiser poll finds NPR: Medical, Hospital Groups Oppose GOP Health Care Plan BBC: House Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement plan PBS Newshour: Beyond […]


Ep 165 Spinal Tap News Chaser – Feb 20, 2017 – PT News, Pint-Sized

DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE APTA announces launch of Outcomes Registry APTA: [Press Release]: APTA Launches Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry to Improve Patient Care Check out Episode 166 on the Pintcast for the full story. LEGISLATION Medicare Cap Repeal reintroduced in Congress VISIT the APTA Action Center History of Medicare Therapy Caps Read and Register: Federal Advocacy Forum […]

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Ep 157 Spinal Tap News Chaser – Jan 31, 2017 – PT News, Pint-Sized

DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE HERE HEALTHCARE STILL IN LIMBO NPR: Trump Administration Cancels Ads Encouraging Obamacare Sign-Ups NBC: What is ‘Repeal and Replace?’ A Guide to Trump’s Health Care Buzzwords Washington Post: Can President Trump’s executive order unravel the Affordable Care Act? Forbes: As GOP Backs Off ACA Repeal, Obama’s Medicare Reforms Remain Forbes: Patient Freedom Act [PDF] APTA HAPPENINGS […]


Ep 145 Spinal Tap News Chaser – Jan 6, 2017 – PT News, Pint-Sized

DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE HERE UNCERTAINTY FOR HEALTHCARE IN 2017 CNN: Republicans already jittery about quick Obamacare repeal NY Times: Republicans’ 4-Step Plan to Repeal the Affordable Care Act CNN [YouTube]: Pence, Ryan: We’ll keep Obamacare repeal promise CNN [YouTube]: Biden to GOP: Go ahead, repeal Obamacare ACROSS HEALTHCARE NY Times: Should Medicare Allow Outpatient Knee Replacement? Doctors Are Deeply Split […]


Ep 142 Spinal Tap News Chaser – Dec 23, 2016 – PT News, Pint-Sized

DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE HERE 21st Century Cures Act Signed Into Law (1:00)  Statement from PT PAC:  On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act into law.  The 21st Century Cures Act provides $4.8 billion in new funding to advance medical research and innovation which seeks to accelerate the development and delivery […]


Ep 138 Spinal Tap News Chaser – Dec 6, 2016 – PT News, Pint-Sized

Download the episode.  21st Century Cures Act (1:02) NPR: Legislation That Would Shape FDA And NIH Triggers Lobbying Frenzy Kaiser Health News: Grab Bag Of Goodies In 21st Century Cures Act Contact your legislators: Find your Senators Find your Representatives APTA HAPPENINGS (2:25) APTA: 2017 Slate of Candidates for APTA Board of Directors CA SSIG Gets Approval: Petition […]


Ep 110: Spinal Tap News Wrap Up–Oct 31–PT News Pint-Sized

DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE APTA’S STUDENT ASSEMBLY ELECTS NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS (1:01) President: Megan Roos, Pacific University Vice President: Katie Leitner, Concordia University St. Paul Secretary: Michelle Wynne, California State University, Long Beach Director of Communications: Cruz Romero, Northern Arizona University Director of Membership: Eddie Smith, Northern Arizona University SPT Delegate: Allison Breakey, Sacred Heart […]


Ep 103 Spinal Tap News Wrap Up– September Ends — PT News, Pint-Sized

DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE HERE ICD 10 CODING GRACE PERIOD ENDED OCT 1: (0:58) APTA: Changes to ICD-10 Take Effect on Oct 1 Healthcare IT News: CMS sheds new light on ICD-10 after grace period ends Medical Economics: 20 bizarre new ICD-10 codes           NATIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY MONTH HAS STARTED! (1:43) Upcoming events: PT Day of Service, […]


Ep 98 Spinal Tap News Wrap Up – mid-September – PT News, Pint-Sized

DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE HERE LEAD STORY: ZIKA VIRUS (1:00) NPR: Doctors Fear Zika Is A Sleeping Giant in Haiti KHou: Medical specialists needed to care for Zika babies are in short supply NY Times: Study Finds Increase in Temporary Paralysis Accompanied Zika Outbreaks       SPORTS PT: PARALYMPICS (2:16) Paralympics: “a Games fighting for life,” turning […]