TMNews: #13: Sept 18, 2017: Healthcare, Medicare Lawsuits, & Global PT

In this Monday, September 18th episode, we’re bringing you up to speed on the latest in Medicare and healthcare legislation. A new lawsuit was approved regarding observation status, and CMS has started educating about covering maintenance. The latest version of repeal and replace,The Graham-Cassidy bill, is making its way through the Senate. We’re talking not your average research study–we bring back Dave Walton back to chat about his work on the PhysioMoves Canada project. Lastly, we honor Spanish physical therapist Lorena Enebral Perez, who was shot and killed in Afghanistan by a patient last week.

Important links from this episode:

Class Action Lawsuit: Observation Status
Jimmo Settlement: CMS Does Cover Maintenance
APTA Resource on Jimmo

In Memoriam: Lorena Enebral Perez
The Story on
Humanitarian Workers Targeted
NPR: All She Wanted to Do Was Help

Physio Moves Canada
Learn about Physio Moves Canada
Check out Dave Walton on Twitter.

Just Happened:
APTA’s State Policy & Payment Forum
California Physical Therapy Association State Conference

Going to Happen:
Women in PT Summit, Sept 23, 2017
Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Sept 22, 2017
Active Aging Week, Sept 24-30, 2017

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