American Physical Therapy Association

Ask Your Representative to Support Permanent Telehealth Legislation for Medicare Patients
Telehealth is a vital tool that many Medicare beneficiaries use to access critical physical therapy care. With the end of the public health emergency, Medicare patients may lose coverage of telehealth visits unless Congress acts. 

The Expanded Telehealth Access Act (H.R. 3875/S. 2880) would add physical therapists and physical therapist assistants under Medicare Part B, and facility-based outpatient therapy providers as permanent authorized providers of telehealth under Medicare. 

In late 2022, Congress approved legislation that extended Medicare’s telehealth flexibilities until Dec. 31, 2024. H.R. 3875/S. 2880 would permanently allow telehealth to be covered under Medicare.

Physical therapy provided via telehealth can improve access to care for patients who live in rural and underserved areas. It is critical for Medicare patients to continue to have the option to see their medical providers via telehealth when medically appropriate. 

Email your members of Congress and ask them to support extending Medicare patient access to physical therapy treatment via telehealth by cosponsoring H.R. 3875/S. 2880). 

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