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  • APTA Continues Advocacy on Cap and Cuts Solution; Encourages Members to Monitor Latest Updates

    Congress recessed last week without reaching a deal on sequestration or taking action to extend the Medicare therapy cap exceptions process and avoid cuts to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. The Senate resumed legislative business this week. Yesterday, House Speaker John Boehner issued notice that the House will return on Sunday, in hopes that legislators can reach a deal on the fiscal cliff before December 31. However, at this time it is uncertain whether a fiscal cliff deal will be voted on by the deadline. Thus far, congressional negotiators have indicated that an SGR "fix" and a provision to extend the cap exceptions process would be carried in the larger fiscal cliff package.  

    APTA is continuing its lobbying efforts to extend the cap exceptions process and prevent SGR payment cuts. Over the next few days, you can weigh in with Congress via APTA's Legislative Action Center and look for information and updates on APTA's Latest Legislative Action webpage as the December 31 deadline approaches. You also can check APTA's Medicare Therapy Cap and Medicare Physician Fee Schedule webpages for up-to-date information.

    To help members comply with several new policies that will go into effect next week, APTA has posted "What You Need To Know on January 1, 2013" at www.apta.org/LegislativeAction/.  


    • Thank you for the information.

      Posted by Heidi Harris -> ?IQZDF on 12/29/2012 1:11 PM

    • I was hoping for an update this AM that reflects the details of the legislation that did pass. The most recent thing I could find is a List serve update from 1/1/13 that includes language from the Senate Bill but I'm looking for an update about what actually passed in the House. Thank you.

      Posted by Jeremy on 1/2/2013 8:10 AM

    • January 2 updates are coming soon. Stay tuned to News Now and this page for changes: http://www.apta.org/Payment/Medicare/2013/Changes/

      Posted by News Now Staff on 1/2/2013 10:12 AM

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