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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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APTA President Sharon Dunn’s Message About Facing the COVID-19 Challenges Together

APTA President Sharon Dunn’s letter to the membership about the challenges we’re facing during the COVID-19 epidemic and how we must face them getzonedup.com together.

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COVID-19 and Telehealth Resources and Information

This page will be updated as new resources and information becomes available. Last Updated January 6, 2021, 3 p.m. HST COVID-19 Vaccine Vaccine sign up survey for healthcare personnel State of Hawaii COVID-19 daily news digest page State of Hawaii COVID-19 vaccine website Payers and Telehealth On May 15, Humana announced it will pay for…

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Payment News

Posted on Feb 6, 2020 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in APTA Hawaii’s Monthly e-Newsletter – February 2020 CMS Reverses Same-Day Coding Methodology Changes Implemented on January 1 If you haven’t heard yet – on January 24, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced it was reversing its decision to disallow payment for some…

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High-Profile Federal Fraud Convictions Serve as Reminder to Know and Follow Practice and Insurance Laws

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – August 2018 Recent events in Hawaii serve as a stark reminder of the importance of complying with our state practice act and the serious consequences of health insurance fraud. Two recent court cases found island physical therapists guilty on…

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Fraud Sentencing Reminds Us Who Cannot Bill for Physical Therapy

Posted on July 1, 2019 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – July 2019 After the May 2019 sentencing of Aiea physical therapist Garrett Okubo to 42 months in prison for fraudulent billing of nearly $4 million for physical therapy treatment, much of which was provided by unlicensed personnel, HAPTA wishes…

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Longtime HAPTA Volunteer Appointed to Board of PT

Posted on July 1, 2019 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – July 2019 On July 1, HAPTA member Cindy Tamayo, PT, begins serving as a member of the Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy, after being appointed to a four-year term by the Hawaii Legislature. She is the Director of Rehabilitation…

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