Wednesday, July 02, 2008

In late June, the US House of Representatives passed HR 6331 - Medicare Improvements for Patient and Providers Act (MIPPA) but the US Senate failed to pass the bill before adjourning for recess. HR 6331 contains key provisions critical for physical therapists and patients including provisions to avoid the 10.6% reduction in payments under the Medicare physician fee schedule and extension of the therapy cap exceptions process starting on July 1, 2008.
Congress will reconvene on Monday, July 7, and is expected to begin negotiations on a Medicare package that can achieve the needed votes in the US House, the US Senate, and be signed by the President. Continued advocacy to
voice your support for quick action on Medicare legislation in July is essential.

For those of our members who are receiving Physical Therapy,
or will be in the future, there is an important vote coming up
to override the cap that just went into effect.
Please check out this link and be pro-active! Therapy Cap