APTQI in the News

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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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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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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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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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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