Cuts to physical therapy Medicare payment will start Jan. 1, 2021 unless Congress takes action.
U.S. Representatives Ami Bera, MD, D-Calif., and Larry Bucshon, MD, R-Ind., have introduced H.R. 8702, bipartisan legislation to provide critical relief to providers who are scheduled to receive Medicare payment cuts next year. The Holding Providers Harmless From Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020 would ensure that payments to these providers —- including physical therapists — are not cut and kept stable for the next two years.
- Contact House/Senate party and relevant committee leadership to ask them to add H.R. 8702 to any legislative packages moving during the lame duck session.
- House members – please cosponsor H.R. 8702.
Call, tweet, and email your members of Congress to show them that we need them to #FightTheCut and please share the link from the public Patient Action Center and encourage colleagues, students, friends, and family to send a letter of their own. The middle of a global pandemic is not the time to cut payment for physical therapy services. Learn more about this issue at www.apta.org/FightTheCut
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