Ep 96 Spinal Tap News Wrap Up – August – PT News, Pint Sized

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APTA HAPPENINGS: ChoosePT_Versus_Twitter

Justin Moore elected CEO of the APTA

APTA Launches #ChoosePT Campaign: Check out episode 92 on the Pintcast for more information! 

  • Check out the campaign website, including the toolkit here.

 

 

 

 

ACROSS THE PROFESSION:Marquette Challenge

Students raise money for the Foundation for PT

Pokemon Go: The new way to get kids to PT

 

 

 

LEGISLATION:

 

Legal protection for sports PTs across state lines

Louisiana gets direct access

PTs and Imaging:

CMS: Billing for complexity

 

 

DRY NEEDLING

Check out the up to date information from Myopain hereNCPTA dry needling

The APTA has dry needling resources here.

Tennessee gains right to dry needle–July 1, 2016

NCPTA continues to battle anti-dry needling legislation.

Washington holds Sunrise Review for right to Dry Needle.

 

pain

ACROSS HEALTHCARE

The American Medical Association recommends removal of pain as the 5th vital sign.

Changes to the Stark Law:

  • Read the white paper here.
  • Listen to the full Senate hearing here.

Fraudulent Medicare Billing–Federal Sweep

Increasing functionality in Medicare appeals

 

 

RESEARCH

Piloting the use of DBS in stroke patients.

PT does not shorten length of hospital stay in patients with acute respiratory failure

  • Full citation: Peter E. Morris, MD et al. Standardized Rehabilitation and Hospital Length of Stay Among Patients With Acute Respiratory Failure: A Randomized Clinical TrialJAMA, June 2016 DOI:10.1001/jama.2016.7201

Put a PT on the discharge team to reduce re-admits

 

 

BUZZWORD

Zika Virus

 

 

WHAT THE HELL THEATRE

Youthful look with a mouth piece?

Gender Biased?

Bouncing Baby Boys?

 

 

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