As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we urgently need your help to contact your members of Congress. It is imperative that we ask for the inclusion of a legislative proposal aimed to prevent deep cuts to Medicare providers slated to take effect on January 1, 2021. With the current instability in the health care system, now is not the time to reduce payment to providers under the Medicare program.
In the 2020 final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services included deep cuts, effective January 1, 2021, to more than three dozen health care providers in order to increase payment for E/M codes utilized by primary care health professionals.
Physical therapy is slated for an 8% cut. This 8% cut, on top of the current economic crisis, is unsustainable for the PT profession.
These cuts are not only devastating for business but will also impact patient access to care.
Follow the links below to take action!
For APTA Members
Contact your members of Congress right now to let them know how important these two policy proposals are. Congress will be considering additional relief packages related to COVID-19 in the days and weeks ahead.
For the Public
Encourage your colleagues, friends, and family to send a letter of their own.
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