Danger Ahead: More Medicare Cuts in 2021
In the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services indicated it intends to impose an estimated 8% payment cut to seniors’ therapy services in 2021.
This cut, coupled with a series of payment reductions in recent years, will undermine patient access to the care they need and will lead to negative downstream consequences for American seniors and healthcare delivery system costs.
While this decision is frustrating, we must continue to fight to protect access to physical therapy. You can start now by sending a letter to your local newspaper expressing concern and disappointment with Medicare’s decision.