In a letter urging Aetna to withdraw its multiple procedure payment reduction (MPPR) payment policy, APTA calls the policy "unfair" and "arbitrary" and illustrates how it would result in underpayments for therapy services and ultimately jeopardize access to care for Aetna members. The association calls on Aetna to give more thorough consideration to the fact that the practice expense relative value units have already been reduced to avoid duplication when multiple services are provided in a single session and suggests it should take the time to ensure that individual services are based on the resources needed to deliver them.
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