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    • 17 AUG 17
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    What’s the Latest at CMS? Your Guide to Recent Proposed and Final CMS Rules

    The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) spent its spring and summer issuing proposed and final rules on areas ranging from the Medicare physician fee schedule, to what skilled nursing facilities will be paid and what they’ll have to report, to inpatient reimbursement and home health episodes of care. Here’s a quick guide

    • 02 AUG 17
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    CMS Issues Corrections on 2017 Participation Requirement Rule for LTC Facilities

    It’s not exactly a do-over, but the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently made more than a few tweaks to a 2017 final rule for long-term care (LTC) facilities—including changes that move compliance deadlines and reinstate unintentionally omitted requirements. In addition to correcting typos, the document issued by CMS also targets what

    • 17 JUL 17
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    Payment Cuts Avoided in Proposed 2018 Physician Fee Schedule

    The proposed 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) released today by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) includes some positive news for physical therapists (PTs)—a proposal to maintain the values of some current procedural terminology (CPT) codes commonly used by PTs, and even increase values for a few. The proposed rule is

    • 26 JUN 17
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    2017 APTA Award Winners From Delaware

    Congratulations to Cathy Haines Ciolek, PT, DPT, Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy for winning the Marilyn Moffat Leadership Award. The Marilyn Moffat Leadership Award honors members who have demonstrated exceptional leadership ability within the physical therapy profession through service to their local community, to APTA and its components, or to international physical therapy