After falling short by the narrowest of margins in 2015, an APTA-supported bill to end the Medicare therapy cap has been reintroduced in both houses of Congress. And now it's time for the physical therapy community to make its voice heard.
The bill, named the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act (HR 807, S 253) would repeal the therapy cap once and for all, ending a battle that has taken place almost every year since the adoption of the 1997 Balance Budget Act. Representatives Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Ron Kind (D-WI), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the legislation in the US House of Representatives. In the Senate, the bill was introduced by Sens Ben Cardin (D-MD), Susan Collins (R-ME), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Bob Casey (D-PA).