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Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge CMS to Stop Severe Cuts to Physical Therapy

This week, Representatives Bobby Rush, Gus Bilirakis, and 73 of their House colleagues sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency not to finalize the cuts to specialty care providers included in the proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). The proposed rule includes plans to levy a…

APTQI Joins Letter Urging CMS to Stop Medicare Cuts

This week, APTQI signed on to a letter with 15 healthcare organizations urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to not finalize the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule that would see payment cuts of more than 20% for specialty providers as a result of Medicare’s clinical labor policy. For physical and…

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Increase Access to Physical Therapy

Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MI) recently introduced legislation to increase access to physical therapy services by bringing more health care professionals to rural areas. The bipartisan bill, titled The Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act of 2021, was previously introduced in both the House and Senate in 2019. If passed,…

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