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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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KCC PTA Student Landon Luna Receives APTA Minority Scholarship Award

Posted on April 1, 2019 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – April 2019 HAPTA member Landon Luna, who is a student at Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu, received an APTA Minority Scholarship Award in 2019. Congratulations Landon! “Landon has been a standout student in our program, both academically and in…

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National Physical Therapy Month 2018 Slipper Drive Collection Sites

Posted on October 9, 2018 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – October 2018 Download a flyer to print and display on your collection box. HAWAII (BIG ISLAND) North Hawaii Community Hospital 67-1125 Mamalahoa Highway Kamuela, HI 96743 Queens Medical Center- North Hawaii 67-1125 Mamalahoa Hwy Waimea, HI 96743 KAUAI Aloha…

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Justin Ledbetter Receives 2018 APTA Emerging Leader Award

Posted on September 1, 2018 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – September 2018 HAPTA member and volunteer leader Justin Ledbetter, PT, DPT, received an APTA Emerging Leader Award for 2017. Justin serves as the secretary on the HAPTA Board of Directors and is an active member of the Legislative Committee.…

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CPT Evaluation Codes Changing January 1, 2017

On January 1, 2017, the PT initial evaluation and reevaluation codes (97001 and 97002) will disappear from the AMA’s CPT coding. Poof. Just like that. That’s right, the AMA will replace codes 97001 and 97002 with 97161, 97162, 97163 (for low, moderate and high complexity initial evaluations) and 97164 (reevaluations). This will affect claims for…

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APTA Board and Staff at 2016 HAPTA Fall Conference

Our APTA Board of Director’s liaison Carolyn Oddo and staff liaison Elizabeth Grotos will join us for the 2016 HAPTA Fall Conference, which starts on Saturday, November 12, at 8 a.m. at REHAB Hospital of the Pacific in Honolulu. In between, we’ll offer a 12 CCU stroke management course presented by Marghuretta Bland on, with…

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HAPTA Practice Chair Marco Adamé Receives APTA Emerging Leader Award

HAPTA member Marco Adamé, PT, DPT, ATC, OCS, received a 2016 APTA Emerging Leader Award, after being nominated by the HAPTA Board of Directors for his work as the chapter’s practice chair and Dry Needling Task Force chair. Each year, APTA accepts nominations from chapters and sections for PT or PTA members who are early…

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HAPTA Leader Joins United Spinal Association in Advocacy and Honoring Hawaiian Senator

Posted on August 1, 2016 by Chapter Staff Originally Published in HAPTA’s e-Newsletter, What’s HAPTAnin’ – August 2016 HAPTA Legislative Committee member Abi Leddy joined the United Spinal Association during their annual Roll on Capitol Hill (ROCH) in Washington, DC last month so she could advocate for priority legislation and to help present their VetsFirst…

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