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Jan 8, 2018 - ACT NOW - Legislative Alert from WVOTA

 

Medicare beneficiaries are now subject to the cap on rehab therapy services.  With no exceptions process in place, there is a $2,010 cap on occupational therapy (OT) services and another $2,010 cap on both speech-language pathology (SLP) and physical therapy (PT) services combined for the calendar year. 

While NASL had hoped that the bipartisan efforts of the House Ways and Means Committee, House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Senate Finance Committee would have permanently ended these arbitrary limits on beneficiary access to necessary PT, OT, and SLP services, Congress failed to act in December to repeal the cap - or even to extend the exceptions process, which expired on December 31, 2017.

NASL and our colleagues in the Therapy Cap Coalition sent a letter this week imploring Congress to act to repeal the cap by January 19th when the current Continuing Resolution expires - or at least to put the exceptions process back in place until Congress can reach an agreement on the policy moving forward.  We need YOU to contact your Representatives again and to tell Congressional leadership to repeal the therapy cap before January 19th - and BEFORE Medicare beneficiaries begin reaching the therapy cap limits.

 

TAKE ACTION NOW

 
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