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APTQI Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Block Across-the-Board Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Cuts

Bera-Bucshon legislation extends the 3.75% physician payment adjustment for an additional year in 2022 Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today applauded the introduction…

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MedCity News

Congress: Block Medicare cuts to support patient access to physical therapy

While Covid-19 cases are on a decline, the full extent of the pandemic’s long term effects on health remain in question, which means ensuring access to safe, effective therapies that…

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APTQI Calls for Congressional Action to Address Across-the-Board Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Cuts

Medicare again imposes deep payment cuts to physical, occupational and speech therapy despite broad opposition from bipartisan lawmakers and healthcare stakeholders Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality…

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Georgia Health News

A misguided plan for Medicare cuts

Specialty care providers in Georgia have worked tirelessly through the pandemic to ensure their patients have maintained access to vital care, including physical, occupational, and speech therapy. However, steep payment…

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Tribune-Star

Congress must act to protect patients’ access to specialty care

As an occupational therapist here in Indiana, I have seen firsthand the enormous pressures the COVID-19 pandemic has put on patients and healthcare providers. On top of the stress and…

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APTQI Applauds Bipartisan Push to Prevent Severe Medicare Cuts, Provider Instability

247 Members of Congress urge House leadership to begin working on long-term reform to prevent impending cuts and bring stability to the Medicare payment system Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance…

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APTQI Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Protect Rural Patients’ Access to Physical and Occupational Therapy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today commended Representatives Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Jason Smith (R-MO) for introducing the Stabilizing Medicare Access to Rehabilitation and…

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APTQI Opposes Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Cuts in Comment Letter to CMS

To prevent practice closures, opioid misuse, and senior falls resulting in serious injury and hospitalization, CMS must revisit the deep, across-the-board payment cuts to physical and occupational therapy included in…

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APTQI Encourages COVID-19 Vaccination for Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Providers

Vaccination against COVID-19 shown to protect patients and preserve hospital capacity WASHINGTON – The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality & Innovation (APTQI) – an aligned group of therapists and practices…

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The Hill

America’s specialty care providers need a reprieve from payment cuts

Ever since Medicare first proposed significant cuts to specialty providers in order to pay for an increase to physician payment for evaluation and management services, the therapy community — including…

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