It’s Monday, October 22, 2018: Download the episode here on iTunes or here on Stitcher (or, where ever you listen!)
- Research on cannabis and cannabinoids for non-cancer chronic pain is in: “Effects suggest that number needed to treat to benefit is high, and number needed to treat to harm is low, with limited impact on other domains. It seems unlikely that cannabinoids are highly effective medicines for CNCP.” This research is timely; Canada legalized pot nationally on Oct 17th.
1/2 As of tomorrow it becomes HIGHLY likely that a PT in Canada will be asked by a patient if they should use cannabis to manage their pain. Are you ready to answer that question?
This might be a good time to review the evidence https://t.co/VIftnKm70B @CollegeofPTs @ONTPhysio
— Dave Walton (@uwo_dwalton) October 16, 2018
- What helps make residencies successful? New research in PTJ suggests that program-level factors such as type of site, tuition (free), pay (70% FTE), and live didactic curriculum increase graduation and board certification rates.
- CMS will be doing a targeted probe and educate on PT/OT codes for the first time since this process was implemented in 2016. Though all providers may be targeted, Medicare administrative contractors may choose those that are high risk. You can check out the APTA fact sheet on targeted probe and educate here.
- Congress asks for greater oversight of Medicare Advantage plans. The move is supported by APTA and a larger coalition.
- APTA wins 2018 Best Overall Business in Alexandria Award.
- The United States fails at child and youth physical activity.
Featuring Brandon Poen of the Healthcare Education Transformation Podcast on his experience at the Education Leadership Conference in Jacksonville, FL.
You can find the full interview over on Facebook! (or watch it here).