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CMS Reverses Decision to Delete Specific Therapy Coding Edits
(Posted: 09/01/2020)

CMS announced today they are reversing their previous decision to delete specific therapy coding edits and will reinstate them beginning October 1, 2020. Read more here: Therapy coding edits

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CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Webinar
(Posted: 08/21/2020)

APTA has produced a free webinar reviewing the CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule. You are encouraged to review and share this information: APTA Review of the PFS rule 

In addition, clinician, student and patient template letters to CMS with electronic submission instructions are available here:  APTA letter to CMS

We need your voice, your students’ voices and your patients’ voices to be heard!  Encourage everyone to submit comments directly to CMS ASAP!

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CMS releases Physician's Fee Schedule
(Posted: 08/04/2020)

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.




  • A template letter is available through the Legislative Action Center at 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)
  • APTA members can log in to the Legislative Action Center to send prewritten messages to their legislators.   

  • 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”


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Jul 30, 2020 – Aug 25, 2020: Call for Nominations 2020-2021 Election

This Fall the offices of
Vice President 

Nominating Committee
are up for election. 

Click on the position to see the description of the office.

Please consider nominating a fellow member or self-nominate. 

Complete the Nomination Form by August 25, 2020 to be considered for the upcoming election.  

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Jun 23, 2020 – Jul 13, 2020: CSM 2021 Poster & Platform Proposals Due July 13, 2020