The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing increases to the values of the office/outpatient E/M codes in 2021, which requires CMS to make redistributive negative adjustments across specialties to maintain budget neutrality under the Medicare physician fee schedule. Under the plan, physical therapy could see reductions to CPT code valuations that may result in an estimated 8% cut in payment in 2021.
As a patient, we would like you to contact your members of Congress to alert them to this proposal by CMS. We want you to share any stories about how physical therapy has helped you maintain your quality of life. We want to you also let Congress know the negative impact the proposed cuts will have on patient access to care should they move forward with it. Thank you for your participation!