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  • Submit Comments to CMS: Scope of Practice

    • Friday, December 27, 2019

    Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is seeking additional feedback regarding elimination of Medicare regulations that require stricter supervision compared to state scope of practice laws, or that limit health professionals from practicing at the top of their license. CMS is seeking this feedback in response to the President's Executive Order (EO) on Protecting and Improving ...

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  • PDPM and PDGM Updates

    • Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    As part of overall efforts to move Medicare payment away from fee for service and toward a structure that holds providers accountable for patient outcomes and costs, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made significant changes to the skilled nursing facility (SNF) and home health payment systems. The SNF Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) began October 1, and the Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) begins January 1, 2020. Both PDPM and PDGM align payment with patient characteristics, conditions, and needs, and eliminate the connection between

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Our mission is to champion aquatic physical therapy to optimize lifelong movement, function, and wellness.

Member Spotlight

Emily Dunlap, PT is the recipient of the 2019 Hydroworx Grant for her proposed research titled "Hemodynamic effects of aquatic vs. land exercise in patients with orthostatic hypotension: a randomized controlled crossover trial”. This grant is co-sponsored with the Academy of Aquatic Physical Therapy and is awarded biannually to a physical therapist for an innovative research proposal utilizing aquatic physical therapy.
She is the owner of Aquatic Therapy Pro and manages a variety of roles as a researcher, clinician and consultant for education. Active as a PT since 1988, Emily is also currently a  PhD student in Exercise Physiology at University of Texas in Austin. 

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