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APTQI Applauds Bipartisan Congressional Letter to HHS/CMS Urging Medicare to Delay or Mitigate Looming Specialty Provider Cuts

The letter, signed by more than 160 Representatives, urges HHS and CMS to find “fair and equitable payment solutions” Washington, D.C. –– Today the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and...

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Asbury Park Press

LETTER: Medicare cuts to therapists and specialists is bad

On Jan. 1, Medicare plans to make significant payment cuts to therapists and over 30 other specialty providers, some as high as 11%, despite bipartisan opposition. Cuts of this magnitude...

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Northwest Florida Daily News

Letter: People need a stable, reliable health care system

When you visit a physical or occupational therapist, you’re visiting a specialty provider who can help you move better and manage your pain without potentially dangerous medications. Typically, an entire...

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APTQI and WebPT Join Forces to Shape a Positive Future for Physical Therapy

As the first At-Large Member, WebPT will work with APTQI to positively impact healthcare legislation — starting with the 9% cut to Medicare payments. WASHINGTON — The Alliance for Physical...

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Elite Healthcare

2021 Proposed CMS Rule For PTs, OTs, SLPs

While CMS plans to increase payments for evaluation codes, payments across other codes are estimated to be reduced by 10.61%. The net result is a cut to Medicare reimbursement of...

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Fierce Healthcare

Congress: Stop Medicare cuts to specialty healthcare providers

As businesses began reopening across the country, some remained optimistic that the worst of COVID-19 was behind us. But now, with cases surging, this positive outlook seems to have been...

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93 Bipartisan Lawmakers Send Letter to House Leadership on Need to Waive Budget Neutrality Rules to Protect Patient Access to Specialty Care

Letter highlights how Medicare cuts to specialty providers are ill-conceived, sizeable and threaten provider stability and patient access amid the COVID-19 public health emergency Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance for...

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Fierce Healthcare

CMS proposes changes to docs’ Medicare payments for 2021, including payment cuts for some specialties

Federal health officials released a proposed rule late Monday that sets 2021 Medicare payment rates for physicians and includes changes to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

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McKnight's Long-Term Care News

Proposed 9% cut to therapy ‘potentially devastating’

A proposal to cut 9% from Medicare payments for physical and occupational therapy under the federal government’s Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule for 2021 could potentially have a “devastating impact”...

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Physical Therapy Products

CMS PLANS TO CONTINUE PT, OT REIMBURSEMENT CUTS IN 2021; APTQI EXPRESSES CONCERN

Despite opposition from lawmakers and healthcare stakeholders, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to move forward with its decision to include deep, across-the-board 9% payment cuts to...

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