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CMS is about to impose payment cuts that reduce patient access to PTs and PTAs. Congress must act soon, and your voice matters!

The proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2021 is calling for an estimated 9% decrease in payment for codes tied to Part B physical therapist services.

Over the past year, APTA and our members have sent thousands of letters to CMS raising concerns about these cuts and providing recommendations to address the problem. CMS has not responded.

We're now calling on Congress to prevent these cuts, which will reduce patient access and create instability in the health care system.

The time to act is now.

Why It Matters

We should be encouraging access to PTs and PTAs, who can prevent falls, opioid use, and costly procedures. Instead, CMS is creating barriers. These cuts never made sense. During a pandemic, they’re even more devastating.

Our Position

APTA strenuously opposes any attempt to reduce payment for physical therapy under Medicare. We view the planned cut from CMS as a dangerous and shortsighted move that will harm patients and shutter clinic doors.

Take Action Now

Please join us in fighting these cuts. Congress must act soon, and your voice matters!

For APTA Members to Contact Congress

Use APTA's Legislative Action Center to send a letter to your representatives.

Take Action (For Members) 

For the Public to Contact Congress

Encourage your patients, colleagues, friends, and family to contact their members of Congress.

Take Action (For the Public)

For APTA Members and the Public to Contact CMS

Congress isn't the only group that needs to hear from you. We need your help to contact CMS and urge them to work with Congress to prevent these deep cuts to physical therapy providers. Access template letters for contacting CMS  on our Regulatory Action Center.

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