Category Archives: News

Fordham Real Estate Institute Welcomes Minority High School Students

Last month Fordham Real Estate Institute hosted 84 teenagers at the 2018 Project REAP (Real Estate Associates Program). Minority high school students from five US states and South Africa took part in the 12-day program that taught these future professionals all about the ins and outs of commercial real estate. A press release on PR Web explained that […]

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PT Moves the Ball Forward on the State Legislative Level in 2018

According to an article at the American Board of Physical Therapy, 2018 was a very successful year for physical therapy (assistant) legislative action. Four more states joined the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact (PTLC) and there are eight more in the pipeline. Illinois and California are considering legislature that would permit patients to see a physical therapist […]

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USPTO Wants to Add Bar Dues and CLE Requirements

According to an article in patentlyo.com, the United States Patent and Trademark Office would like to add annual bar dues and continuing legal education requirements to new and renewing Annual Active Patent Practitioners. The table of proposed fees (above) from the patentlyo website, shows that fees would zip from $0 to up to $410, depending on […]

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Illinois Revamps Real Estate Laws

Licensed real estate professionals in Illinois are breaking out the bubbly this summer. House Bill 5210, supported by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, was signed in to law by Gov. Bruce Rauner last month. According to an article in the Effingham Daily News, the new law downsizes real estate licensing requirements, which will reduce […]

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Big Payment changes for PTs in SNFs

The American Board of Physical Therapy is reporting changes in the 2019 rules for how physical therapists in skilled nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities will be paid. “The new rules, set to go into effect in October of this year, include increases in payment of 2.4% for SNFs and 0.9% for IRFs…For PTs in […]

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ABA to Offer Lower Dues and More Value to Dwindling Membership

Gen-X and Millenials are forcing the American Bar Association to reconsider just how necessary they are to their membership. According to a Forbes article quoted in the Jacksonville Daily Record, “the 140-year-old association recently has seen its membership drop significantly.” At their annual meeting this month, they finally took some steps to help them re-build […]

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Getting in on the Biotech Real Estate Ground Floor

This is an uprecedented and exciting time in industrial real estate. Biotech companies are expanding exponentially, and they need space. Lots of it. A recent article in Crain’s New York Business described the perfect melding in the area of tech start-ups, world-class universities, and start-up money. What they lack is available real estate. The existing smattering […]

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Misericordia Students Win 2018 Knowledge Bowl

The 2018 American Occupational Therapy Association/EBS Healthcare Knowledge Bowl was handily won by the graduating team from Misericordia University. The five-person team beat students from eight other schools (Allen College, Adventists University Health Sciences, Duquesne University, East Carolina University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Medical University of South Carolina, University of Indianapolis, and the University of Southern […]

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Physical Therapy Students Start Learning Integrated Care Early

DPT and PTA students at Oakland University in Michigan are getting a leg up together on learning how to care for patients with neurological deficits. According to the article on the university’s web site, close to a third of all Americans suffer from neurological conditions. The OU event brought together the people who need help, […]

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Basis for Healthcare Payments Shifting from Numbers to Nursing Care

Nurses have always been a critical component of patient care, but now they are becoming an important part of the bottom line. In a recent article at Nebraska Radio Network, a professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center said that the health care payment model is shifting. Instead of paying health care providers according […]

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