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The Medicare therapy cap exceptions process expires 1/1/18.  Now is the time to turn up the heat on Congress to repeal the therapy cap! The bipartisan "Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act" H.R.807/S.253 seeks to permanently repeal and replace the...
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Good news from CMS!  On July 13 CMS announced their proposal for re-valuing the "mis-valued" PT/OT CPT codes in 2018.  Thanks to everyone who commented, including PTPN, our members, and other therapy groups, especially the APTA, and thanks to the PTs and OTs who...
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CMS has delayed the expansion of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment program which would have included surgical hip and femur fracture treatment (SHFFT) episodes in its bundled payment initiatives.  As you know from 2016 PTPN updates, in...
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The 21st Century Cures bill has passed both the House and Senate, and is now on the President's desk and expected to be signed into law.  This legislation includes significant provisions that bolster public health efforts and quality health care, including a $4...
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A top priority for PTPN's Political Action program this year has been commenting on and keeping you up-to-date on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposals for 2017 that affect therapy professionals and practices. There were many! This is our year-end...
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