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Pain Reframed: An Attorney General Fighting the Opioid Epidemic | Phil Weiser

On this week's episode of #PainReframed, a podcast sponsored by Evidence in Motion (EIM), they hosted Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser. He discussed how he is leading our state in holding Purdue Pharma and others accountable for their role in the opioid epidemic.

For more information and to listen to the podcast, CLICK HERE

About Pain Reframed
The Pain Reframed Podcast is hosted by Tim Flynn, PT, PhD, OCS FAAOMPT, Dr. Jeff Moore, PT, DPT, MTC, Cert-SMT OCS, FAAOMPTLiz Peppin, PA-C, TPS and Adam Ryan, MD. New episodes air every Thursday. Join the conversation and learn about new episodes by following @eimteam on Twitter.

Tim, Jeff, Liz and Adam are on a mission to uncover how pain is being managed in society and how we, as healthcare professionals, can minimize patient suffering. How is pain described? How do patients experience pain? What can we do to help? Our experts have scratched the surface on pain management and the opioid crisis. We are committed to changing language and practice patterns across disciplines and points of care. Our goal is to reduce the unnecessary suffering that results from the propagation of misinformation, insufficient understanding of the pain experience and the over-medicalization of pain in society. Join Tim, Jeff, and our incredible guests in this sustainable, multidisciplinary, international conversation on pain!

 

 

 

Self-Mobilization via Telehealth Course

As we continue to navigate through the interesting times of COVID-19 and physical therapists are emerging into telehealth in a big way, many clinicians struggle with not being able to put their hands on their patients. We have heard from many clinicians across the country about their challenges and as manual therapists ourselves have successfully made this transition and have been operating at a full schedule with great patient satisfaction. To help others with utilizing telehealth to encompass the depth and breadth of our skills as manual therapists, the 10 Doctors of Physical Therapy at Rezac PT have put together a 5 hour course covering 9 sections to instruct clinicians in teaching their patients self-mobilization techniques, which we would typically teach patients to complete during in-person sessions, but now adapted to a the telehealth setting.

For more information and to register for this course, CLICK HERE

 

APTA Colorado Text Message System

APTA Colorado is exploring a new channel to communicate alerts and updates to our members, through text messages. If you would like to opt-in to receiving text messages from us, please fill out the form here. You will receive no more than 5 messages/month. If you have already received a text from us, no need to fill out the form again. 

 

Patient Telehealth Impact Survey

The American Physical Therapy Association – Colorado Chapter (APTA CO) is gathering information on patient experiences with telehealth as provided by a physical therapist. Your patient's input will help guide regulatory activity and practice guidelines for the current and future use of telehealth by physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Please distribute the below survey link to your patient's that are using telehealth services. The patient's information and survey responses will be submitted anonymously.  *Please note - this survey is to be completed by the patient, not the provider. 
CLICK HERE for the Survey Link. 
 

Summary of National Resources from APTA

State Actions Permitting PTs To Provide Telehealth (.pdf) 
State laws and regulations as well as emergency actions since the COVID-19 Crisis

State-Related Actions Related to Nonfederal Payers (.pdf)
State actions relating to Medicaid (includes Medicaid MCO policy changes) telehealth coverage as well as other insurance regulated by state governments.

FSBPT Summary: State Licensure Exemptions and Requirements for PTs and PTAs During COVID-19 (.pdf)
The APTA State Affairs Staff worked with FSBPT staff on identifying language in existing law or in emergency orders that relax licensure requirements during a national emergency, such as the COVID-19 crisis.

Commercial Payer Telehealth Coverage (.pdf)
Commercial insurers covering telehealth that they have identified can also be found on the APTA website.
  

 
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