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Selena Horner

I believe outcomes data is the new frontier - so many things to learn from this type of data: professionally, clinically and businessly!
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Feb 13, 2018 | Selena Horner

The Baker's Dozen #APTACSM Picks

 As you begin thinking about the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, it can be overwhelming to go through all the programming. As I was preparing, I reviewed the programming for sessions focused on outcomes, value-based payment models, quality initiatives and developing a quality focused team. One of the most exciting aspects about this meeting is hearing different perspectives than myself. This conference is a great opportunity to learn from others, challenge one's beliefs and to grow.

As I share the Baker's dozen, these sessions will be in the order of their appearance.  I have taken liberties and snagged images from presentations to help provide a single snap shot of what will be discussed during the presentation. Although I did not ask for permission, I hope the speakers approve of the sharing of their session.

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Dec 19, 2017 | Selena Horner

The 2018 Medicare Therapy Cap Trickle Effect

Many professional organizations and associations were proactive in addressing a very large problem targeted to go into motion in 2018. Two bills were introduced in February 2017. H.R. 807 Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017 and S. 253 Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017. My feelings are very strong about what has happened with these bills.

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Nov 29, 2017 | Selena Horner

Does Obesity Affect Recovery from Total Knee Replacement?

A recent study looks at the difference in outcomes between various body mass indices. In this study, only 19% of subjects were of normal weight with the rest being overweight. 

In my area, I have heard that surgeons refuse to perform joint arthroplasties if a person is obese. The reason stated is because the outcomes will not be satisfactory.  This study has me pause and wonder.

Below you will find a quick view of the abstract. 

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