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Doug White Receives Lucy Blair Award Recognition at Kennedy Center Ceremony

A recent transplant from Massachusetts, APTA Hawaii member Doug White, PT, DPT, Registered in Musculoskeletal sonography (RMSK), received the APTA Lucy Blair Service Award in 2020 – and received in-person recognition at the 2021 APTA Awards Ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, during APTA’s Centennial Celebration. Although…

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eviCore to Post Tier Results on November 1

On November 1, 2021, eviCore will post clinician physical therapy utilization management tier review results for the six-month period beginning Jan. 1, 2022 in your practitioner performance summary (PPS) dashboard. To adopt a more environmentally friendly notification process, eviCore will no longer mail tiering letters. As a reminder, eviCore provides 60-day notice of tier changes…

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Reflections on a Golden Week

Centennial Celebration Weekend Events – Roll call. September 10-14, 2021. Omni Shoreham Hotel – Washington, D.C.      Yes, Hawaii was there. APTA Centennial Center Open House              Yes, Hawaii was there. APTA Presidents Forum                               …

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PTA Vote, Anti-Racism, and Ethical Concerns Top House of Delegates Actions

A couple of months ago I had no idea I would be filling in as Chief Delegate for Hawaii to the 2021 House of Delegates (HOD). I planned on being in Washington, DC for the Centennial and awards festivities. Since the HOD was the same weekend, I offered to help. When Jeremy Angaran was unable…

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First-Time Delegate Gains Perspective on Clinician Challenges

I am writing today to share more about what I gained than the actual events that took place during APTA’s Centennial Celebration and House of Delegates (HOD) 2021. As a new member to APTA Hawaii Chapter and first-time active participant in APTA since graduating PT school in 2012, I was honored to have the mentorship…

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Gregg Pacilio Brings Lifetime of Practice to Treating Surfers

Posted on August 4, 2021 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in APTA Hawaii’s Monthly e-Newsletter – August 2021 He was a championship surfer in high school and he continues to look impressive on a variety of boards. Past APTA Hawaii President Gregg Pacilio’s practical expertise shows in the July issue of APTA Magazine’s cover story,…

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Marilyn Miller Receives APTA Volunteer Service Award

Posted on July 7, 2021 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in APTA Hawaii’s Monthly e-Newsletter – July 2021 Marilyn Miller, PT, PhD, GCS, received a 2021 APTA Lucy Blair Service Award. Since joining the APTA in 1970, Marilyn has been active in numerous state chapters and sections, including 20 years as a HAPTA (now APTA…

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Letter of Aloha from APTA Hawaii’s New President Nick Bronowski

Posted on January 6, 2021 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in APTA Hawaii’s Monthly e-Newsletter – January 2021 Aloha, For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Nick Bronowski and I am the new president of APTA Hawaii. I am a practicing physical therapist, outpatient orthopedic clinic director, board certified orthopedic clinical…

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Gregg Pacilio’s Six-Year Legacy Sets Stage for New President

Posted on December 3, 2020 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in APTA Hawaii’s Monthly e-Newsletter – December 2020 Vision. Service. Kindness. Enthusiasm. Passion for the profession. When asked what they remembered and appreciated about Gregg Pacilio during his six-year tenure as APTA Hawaii president, those words came up again and again. Gregg’s term ends on…

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E-visits, Telehealth, and Payment in the Time of the Pandemic

Originally Published in APTA Hawaii’s Monthly e-Newsletter – April 2020 With the ever changing environment with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve heard and received many questions and comments about e-visits and telehealth by physical therapists in Hawaii. First of all, our state Practice Act and Administrative Rules are “silent” about whether PTs and PTAs may provide…

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    Doug White Receives Lucy Blair Award Recognition at Kennedy Center Ceremony

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