On Monday, the Senate approved HR 4302, which extends the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) fix for another year and delays mandatory ICD-10 implementation until 2015. Learn more about this legislation and how it will affect your practice here.
Muscle Mass Valuable in Older Adults
A new study out of UCLA shows that the more muscle mass older adults have, the less likely they are to die prematurely. This article explains why muscle mass might be a better health indicator than weight or BMI.
Rehab, Not Bed Rest
John Hopkins research suggests that a longer stay in the ICU is harmful to the long-term recovery of many patients. Doctors involved in this study note that rehabilitation, not bed rest, needs to be the priority when treating ICU patients. Just one more reason patients should #GetPT.
Woods to Recover From Back Surgery
Tiger Woods won’t be playing in the Masters this year due to his recent back surgery. Instead, Woods will participate in an extensive physical rehabilitation program that will help him get back on the green. To learn more about Woods’ upcoming treatment plan, click here.