APTQI in the News

Santa Maria Times

Specialty professionals critical for older Americans

During the COVID-19 pandemic we struggled to remain open and provide patients with physical therapy treatment due to a 50% drop in patient visits. We stayed open the entire time...

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Lansing State Journal

We need urgent action to save our healthcare safety net from harmful cuts during pandemic

Policy changes are looming on the horizon that will make it increasingly difficult for citizens in Lansing and surrounding areas to see specialty healthcare providers — including cardiologists, oncologists, radiologists and...

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Aspen Daily News

We need better health care

During National Physical Therapy Month, we recognize the important care physical therapists can provide to help patients manage pain and live healthier, more independent lives. Yet, on Jan. 1, Medicare...

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The Gazette

Congress must act to save rural Iowa’s safety net

For years, rural access to emergency health care has dwindled as hospitals closed and cash-strapped health systems rolled back vital infrastructure in rural areas. Sadly, it is also increasingly difficult...

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The Daniel Island News

Congress must support patient access to specialty care

Specialty care providers – a cornerstone of our nation’s health care infrastructure – are facing an enormous challenge in the form of Medicare cuts from Washington. From physical therapists and...

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The News & Advance

Medicare cuts concerning

As someone who has benefited from physical therapy services, I have seen firsthand how a physical or occupational therapist can help patients move better and manage pain.

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Daily Commercial

Cuts to physical therapy must be stopped

On Jan. 1, 2021, Medicare plans to make significant payment cuts to therapists and more than 30 other specialty providers, some as high as 11%, despite bipartisan opposition. 

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Cumberland Times-News

Medicare cutting payments to specialty providers

Specialty professionals are critical for older Americans — especially in the context of an unprecedented public health emergency. Without access to these providers, Medicare patients will be forced to seek specialty...

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Burlington County Times

Letters to the editor for October 4: Cuts to physical therapy must stop

As we live through the COVID-19 crisis, we deserve a health system that is stable and reliable. Cutting healthcare payments during a healthcare crisis is bad policy. It’s time to...

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Issues & Insights

Specialty Providers, Facing Massive Cuts Amid Pandemic, Need A Lifeline

While Congress and the administration have remained divided on many issues, there has been general agreement by our political leaders that America’s health care system needs federal support if we...

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