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Lawmakers Urge HHS to Protect Rural Therapy Providers from Harmful Cuts

Recognizing the importance of maintaining patient access to therapy services in rural and underserved communities, a bipartisan group of lawmakers recently sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging the agency to exempt rural areas from pending Medicare cuts to services provided by physical and occupational therapy assistants.…

Urge Congress to Stop Planned Medicare Cuts for 2022

As we continue to face the financial pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, specialty providers—including physical, occupational, and speech therapists—have additional, potentially devastating Medicare cuts ahead of them. In December 2020, lawmakers passed bipartisan legislation to ease large funding cuts to specialty providers scheduled to go into effect in 2021, which they reduced from -9%…