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

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ICD 10 CODING GRACE PERIOD ENDED OCT 1: (0:58)orca

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:nsc-schedule

PT Day of Service, Oct 15

National Student Conclave, Oct 27-29: Find us at the Aureus Medical Therapy booth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEDICARE COVERS MAINTENANCE (2:00)

NY Times: Failure to improve is still being used, wrongly, to deny Medicare coverage

APTA: APTA Responds to New York Times on Medicare Coverage for Patients Who Are No Longer Improving

 

OPIOID UPDATE (2:47)opioid-pic

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Opioids leading to premature babies, higher costs

Live Science: Rate of Opioid-Dependent Babies Doubles in US

  • Citation: Brown JD, Doshi PA, Pauly NJ, Talbert JC. Rates of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Amid Efforts to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic. JAMA Pediatr. Published online September 26, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.2150.

The Mighty: People with chronic pain are sharing their experience taking opioids to fight opioid abuse stigma

 

 

 

APTA HAPPENINGS (3:37)

Payment Reform

Statement from the Oncology Section Re: Specialization

“In June, the APTA House of Delegates unanimously approved oncology as an area of PT specialization. The Oncology Section is now hard at work writing test questions for a certification exam that will be offered soon! Stay tuned for updates on when the first exam will be available.”

 

ACROSS THE PROFESSION (5:03)fisher_lead

Virginia Commonwealth University opens doors on free PT clinic

Megan Fisher, PT, DPT wins in Paralympics

WTNH: Physical therapist pleads guilty to tax fraud counts

The Seattle Times: Boxing classes serve as therapy for those with Parkinson’s

 

 

LEGISLATION (7:45)

Austin American Statesman: Texas Medicaid cuts to children’s therapy providers to go forward

PT in Motion: Bill Protecting PTs Traveling With Sports Teams Passes House

South Carolina: PTs can be legally employed by physicians (POPTS)

 

RESEARCH (9:38)

PT In Motion: FDA Clears First Device Specifically Designed to Assess Function After Concussion

PT in Motion: Landmark NIH Plan Delivers 5-Year Roadmap for Rehabilitation Research

 

BUZZWORD: WORK LIFE BALANCE (10:46)work-life-balance

Harvard Business Review: Would Amazon’s 30-Hour-Week Experiment Work in Your Company?

 

 

 

WHAT THE HELL THEATRE (11:10)

BBC News: Lurking clown arrested in Kentucky woods near apartments

The News Station: Angered over Sap, Man Cuts Down Tree, Sending It onto His Own Apartment House

 

5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT EXERCISE & CANCER (12:39)

September was both gynecological and prostate cancer awareness month. Isla Veal, a  UK based physiotherapist from MacMillan Cancer Support, busts some myths about cancer and exercise in her post on Net Doctor:

  1. Complete rest is not best–avoid the “boom and bust” cycle of activity.
  2. Build it up slowly–every little bit of activity that gets heart rate up counts towards the 30 minute goal!
  3. Patients don’t need to go to the gym–think outside the box–gardening, walking the community, cleaning, all counts.
  4. Follow the recommendations for rehab–physiotherapists are an essential part of the care team.
  5. Ask for help.

CREDITS: 

This episode brought to you by your host Jimmy McKay, recent Marymount University Alum, and executive producers Rachel Jermann, SPT from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and Meghan Zwahlen, SPT from Columbia University.

 

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