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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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APTQI Disappointed by 9% Cut to Physical and Occupational Therapy Included in Proposed PFS Rule for CY 2021

CMS proposal increases specialty provider cuts despite opposition from bipartisan lawmakers and broad group of healthcare stakeholders Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today…

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Medium

In the Era of COVID-19, Physical Therapy Patients Need a Lifeline

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically and forever altered almost every aspect of our lives. With the virus still spreading rapidly across the much of the country, Americans are once again…

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Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Monday’s Letters: Buchanan bill would prevent therapy cuts

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented stress to our health care system, economy and well-being. It is critical that Floridians — especially vulnerable seniors and individuals with serious underlying conditions…

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APTQI Joins Broad Coalition of Healthcare Providers in Urging Congress to Stop Harmful Payment Reductions

Physical and occupational therapists face 8% payment cut in 2021 Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today joined the American Medical Association (AMA) and…

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APTQI Commends Representatives Brendan Boyle and Vern Buchanan for Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Block Steep Cuts to Physical Therapy Services

Washington, D.C. –– The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) today applauded Representatives Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) for introducing the Outpatient Therapy Modernization and Stabilization…

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Tribune Star

Hoosiers still need physical therapy

At a time when older Americans are facing the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government is pushing through policies that will make it harder for the more…

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