#StopTheCap - September 12-13, 2017
What: Flash Action Strategy (FAS) is an annual student-led advocacy campaign conducted in collaboration with APTA.
Why: This year's FAS worked to support a call for a repeal of the Medicare therapy cap, which places an arbitrary limitation on outpatient therapist services without regard to clinical appropriateness of care that discriminates against the most vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries. APTA believes that a full repeal of the therapy cap is necessary to ensure that patients have access to timely and appropriate care.
Even though the Flash Action Strategy is over, you can still take action to support a repeal of the Medicare Therapy Cap:
- Download the free APTA Action app, where you can find out more about APTA's legislative priorities, Congressional directory, talking points, and more including an opportunity to donate to PT-PAC.
- Visit APTA's Legislative Action Center to find a prewritten letter or email copy, or to send a tweet to your designated legislators.
Nonmembers, including patients and the public:
- Use the Patient Action Center and click the link to "Support the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act" to send a prewritten message to Congress in just a few clicks.