CMS released the Physicians’ Fee Schedule proposed rule this evening. This rule describes payment and regulatory policy beginning in 2021. APTA has conducted an initial review and determined that the proposed cuts to therapy services have been maintained and despite an increase in the work valuation portion of the physical therapy evaluation and re-evaluation codes, reimbursement will be reduced by 9% beginning in 2021 for therapy services.
APTA continues to study the rule and has a strategy in place to continue to advocate for waiving budget neutrality and eliminating the proposed cuts.
YOU CAN HELP!
- A template letter is available through the Legislative Action Center at APTA.org for submission to your legislators. While legislators are out of session for the summer recess, they will be setting up virtual meetings in their home districts. Your presence and your communication regarding this issue is crucial! Ask them to support: Outpatient Therapy Modernization and Stabilization Act (H.R. 7154)
- Educate your patients regarding the proposed cuts and urge them to contact their Legislators and ask them to support the Outpatient Therapy Modernization and Stabilization Act (H.R. 7154)
- Spread the word via social media to “Fight the Medicare Cut”