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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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The State

ON PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

With COVID-19 cases rising, I am worried about the long-term effects that this pandemic will have on our health care system. I’m a practice manager for Carolina Physical Therapy and…

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Twin Falls Times-News

In light of COVID-19 Crisis, Congress Should Prevent Specialty Provider Cuts

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, Idaho has not yet become the hot spot that many feared, however the impact of the deadly disease will resonate with our state’s economy…

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Morning Consult

Medicare: Don’t Cut Seniors Off From Critical Physical Therapy Telehealth

In the midst of the current coronavirus emergency, the federal government has taken incredibly bold steps to enable American seniors — those most vulnerable to COVID-19 — to access telehealth…

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Fairfax County Times

Leave home or forego care: During COVID-19, vulnerable patients face a difficult choice

Imagine: you’re a senior citizen recovering from a serious illness or injury, but you can’t leave your home out of fear of coming down with the potentially deadly coronavirus.  Do…

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