conjunction with the Therapy Cap Coalition, is launching a national grassroots
campaign to "Stop the Therapy Cap" on Monday, December 3. The patient impact of the cap is the theme of Monday's
campaign. Almost 50 associations, organizations and patient groups will
be sending action alerts to their members. With about 30 days left until
expiration of the therapy cap exceptions process, the goal is to create a
significant surge in Congressional e-mails and phone calls urging members of
Congress to stop the therapy cap from taking effect in 2013.
provided association members form letters and e-mails in its Legislative Action Center. To access the materials, log in
to the website, click "Take Action" under "Stop the Medicare Therapy Cap and
Prevent SGR Payment Cuts," and follow the instructions. If you have time,
personalize the e-mail and let Congress know how the cap impacts your patients.
has been very clear: it will not take action without input from constituents.
If you only send 1 advocacy e-mail or make 1 advocacy phone call this year, do
it on Monday.
will send out an Action Alert Monday morning with talking
points and instructions for contacting your legislators. Also, ask your
patients to e-mail or call their members of Congress on Monday using APTA’sPatient Action Center.
For more information on APTA's advocacy efforts, visit the Medicare Therapy Cap website.
running out! Take 5 minutes on Monday and contact your legislators. You can
make a difference and help prevent a hard Medicare therapy cap of $1,900 from
being implemented in 2013.