TMTalks: Medicare Therapy Cap: Justin Elliott, VP of Government Affairs, APTA

Got Medicare patients? We’re taking an in depth look at the Medicare Therapy Cap and the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017. We sit down with Justin Elliott, Vice President of Government Affairs for the American Physical Therapy Association to answer the following questions:

It’s the 20 year anniversary of the cap–what has the repeal process looked like?
The amendment to repeal the cap failed by 2 votes in 2015. What are our chances this year?
What can we do to help push this through?
Physical and speech therapies are lumped together under the same cap. Is it true that this is due to a missing oxford comma?

Important links:
History of the Medicare Therapy Cap
Learn how to get involved.
Check out the #STOPTHECAP social media campaign on Twitter.
Visit the Legislative Action Center.

Check out the July 31, 2017 newscast here.

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