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  • 23-Sep-2014 5:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    1. We've added a morning breakfast presentation, October 4, 7am: Jay Shaver, MAPTA President, will update PTs on the following:
      • SGR reform and its implications on QRS and FLR
      • FLR
      • PQRS usage and future trends
      • Value Based Modifier this is a big one- if implemented could be a 4% reduction (or addition) to MC payments
      • Establishment of a registry by the APTA
      • Payment reform- Alternative payment system; changes in CT codes; 
      • APTA integrity in practice campaign
      • Choosing Wisely campaign- APTA's list of 5
      • BCBS update
      • Self referral update

  • 22-Sep-2014 5:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    1. We need 17-20 treatment tables. We need treatment tables for the course, and I have a family member ready to pick up mobile massage tables from willing Missoula clinics. Please email me if you can bring your table to the course, or if we can pick up a table from you on October 3 (reply to this message or email mapta@mapta.com).

  • 18-Mar-2014 9:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    If you have an item for discussion at the upcoming chapter business meeting, please submit it to Jay Shaver or the office by March 22 to be included on the agenda. The agenda and reports will be posted by April 2.
  • 16-Jan-2014 12:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Did you know you can look up an email or phone number of another member? Log in and open the DIRECTORY in the members only section!
  • 15-Jan-2014 11:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The 2014 Winter Business Meeting Agenda has been posted along with references to board and committee reports, bylaw amendments, and special rule amendments. Please log in to the members only area found here, or log in to the left with your email address on file with APTA (the system will not recognize you if you use a different email address)
  • 22-Sep-2013 1:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Advertise your course for Montana PTs and PTAs to see! MAPTA has created a course calendar to assist PTs and PTAs as well as course vendors. Place your program here; http://mapta.com/course_form or visit http://mapta.com/montana_ce to find courses in your area.

  • 20-Feb-2013 12:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    From "Healthy Wealthy Smart Podcast"

    094: Diane Lee, BSR, FCAMT, CGIMS

    Play

    Diane and I discussed the Intergrated Systems Model she developed with fellow physical therapist Linda Joy Lee. We discussed why the model came about and how to usethe model in the evaluation and treatment of patients. We also discussed the concept of “slings” and how it fits into the model of care.


    http://podcast.healthywealthysmart.com/2013/01/094-diane-lee-bsr-fcamt-cgims/


  • 19-Sep-2012 1:47 PM | Anonymous member
    Flathead Valley Community College and Kalispell Regional Healhcare are sponsoring the APTA Clinical Instructor Credentialing Course October 20-21 at Flathead Valley Community College. This 2-day course addresses issues of planning and preparing for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students during their clinical education experiences; developing learning experiences; and supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback. Skills of evaluation are discussed, as well as the identification and management of students with exceptional situations. 

    Total contact hours:15.

    For more information or to have a registration form mailed to you, please contact Julie Robertson, PT, MSPT, ACCE at jrobertson@fvcc.edu or (406)756-3620. You can also register online at www.fvcc.edu/continuing-education.html (Scroll down to "Professional Development" and then "Title").
  • 17-Sep-2012 11:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Bozeman PT and MAPTA member, Nancy Astrup, is featured in this newspaper article as she helps patients work through equilibrium issues. http://www.ittybittyurl.com/fm8
  • 31-Aug-2012 2:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Roc Wheels is looking for a therapist to go on a wheelchair distribution in Jamaica in November. Read more abour Roc Wheels or contact them: http://rocwheels.org/
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