New Legislation Targets Medicare Payment Cuts

A bipartisan effort to avoid proposed cuts to Medicare payments in 2021 has been launched: On Oct. 30, Reps. Ami Bera, MD, D-Calif., and Larry Bucshon, MD, R-Ind., introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would add funding to Medicare and direct CMS to essentially reset payment to 2020 levels for the 37 professions on the chopping block for cuts. Those professions include physical therapy, which was targeted for reductions that amount to a 9% decrease in payment levels.

Contact Congress to stop the cuts. APTA members and their communities have sent more than 50,000 letters to congress and more than 25,000 letters to Medicare voicing opposition to the proposed cuts. Let’s keep up the pressure: Contact your members of Congress today and urge them to take action to stop the CMS proposal to make deep cuts to Medicare beginning Jan. 1, 2021. Taking action now and in the days ahead is vital to our profession and patients. Click here to learn more.

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