The end of the year is quickly approaching and the next two weeks are critical, as Congress must act to stop Medicare cuts to dozens of providers, including physical therapists. In addition, Congress must act to prevent the impending 15% payment differential under Medicare when services are provided by a physical therapist assistant.
Send this template letter to members of Congress. Please do so as soon as possible and urge Congress to include the bill language from the Support Medicare Providers Act (H.R. 6020) and the Stabilizing Medicare Access to Rehabilitation and Therapy Act, or SMART Act (H.R. 5536) in any end-of-year legislation package. Both bills would prevent deep cuts slated to take effect on Jan. 1, 2022 — H.R. 6020 addresses the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule pay cuts, and H.R. 5536 provides relief from the PTA pay differential.
Thank you for your support of APTA advocacy! Please encourage your patients, friends, and family participate by going to the Patient Action Center.