Posted on 03.05.20 by Cindy Hudson, B.S./OTR-L, RAC-CT, CHC
CMS recently released the Proposed CY2020 Physician Fee Schedule. These revisions include an 8% cut in reimbursement for Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy as well as significant cuts for other medical service providers. These cuts are scheduled to take place in 2021. For those benefitting from or working in the long term care or outpatient industry, the time is Now to protect Medicare recipients' access to physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services! Although the official comment period ended in Spetember of 2019, industry leaders still encourage “push back” against this arbitrary reduction. Let your voice be heard to #FightTheCut! Contact your members of Congress at the link below:
Occupational and Speech therapists may want to change the verbiage in suggested letter on the above site to state their discipline.
While recovering from back surgery, Jeff, a construction worker and excavator, participated in various challenges created by PTA/FRC Paul Murray to simulate Jeff's difficult work environment!