The 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule released by CMS includes deep cuts to needed services provided by dozens of health care providers, including physical therapists. In addition, CMS implemented a 15% cut for services provided by a physical therapist assistant on Jan. 1, 2022. These cuts — not to mention the 50% multiple procedure payment reduction policy, the return of the 2% Medicare sequestration, and another planned cut under the fee schedule of at least 3% in 2024 — are simply not sustainable and threaten patient access to needed services at a critical time.
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