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NASL and Infinity Rehab Supports Repealing the Therapy Cap – Take Action Now!

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Take action now to ask your Member of Congress to support repeal of the therapy cap by supporting and signing onto the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017 (S. 253/H.R. 807)! On February 8, 2017, as part of NASL’s 2017 Winter Legislative & Regulatory Conference, NASL members met with their Members of Congress and asked them to support the bicameral legislation, the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017 (S. 253/H.R. 807).  This important legislation repeals the “therapy cap” which is a harmful financial restriction on outpatient rehabilitation services needed by Medicare beneficiaries to recuperate and improve … Continue reading

Take Action! Ask Congress to Cosponsor Therapy Cap Repeal Legislation

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Ask Congress to Cosponsor Therapy Cap Repeal Legislation Protect Medicare beneficiaries from arbitrary limits on outpatient therapy Take Action! Ask Congress to Cosponsor S. 539 / H.R. 775 Earlier this week, Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Susan Collins (R-ME) re-introduced legislation that would protect Medicare beneficiaries from arbitrary limits on outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services that are often needed to recover from debilitating illnesses, such as stroke, or support the effective management of conditions including multiple sclerosis and arthritis.  S. 539, the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act, would permanently repeal the $1,940 cap imposed on physical … Continue reading

Ask Congress to Repeal the Therapy Cap – Support H.R. 775

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Ask Congress to Repeal the Therapy Cap – Support H.R. 775 Protect Patients Access to Outpatient Therapy Services Take Action! Ask Congress to Repeal the Therapy Cap – Support H.R. 775 With the expiration of the therapy cap exceptions process fast approaching on March 31, Representatives Charles Boustany (R-LA), Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TX) and Lois Capps (D-CA) have introduced a bill, which would protect patients and consumers from arbitrary limits on the Medicare outpatient therapy services.H.R. 775, the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act would permanently repeal the $1,940 cap imposed on physical therapy and speech-language pathology combined and … Continue reading

Infinicast Vol.13 — IMPACT Act and the Changing Landscape of Post-Acute Therapy

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Mike and Derek sit down to discuss some major legislative changes that will have an IMPACT on many aspects of Post-Acute Therapy. Specifically, they go into detail on the IMPACT Act of 2014 which will “Amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for standardized post-acute care assessment data for quality, payment, and discharge planning, and for other purposes.” Here is a summary of the bill: http://www.finance.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/IMPACT%20Summary.pdf Click the play button to view this highly informative Infinicast.

Contact Congress About Repealing Medicare Part B Therapy Caps

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Infinity Rehab is an active member of the National Association for the Support of Long-term Care (NASL).  The therapy industry is faced with the possibility of the therapy cap exceptions process expiring at the end of March this year.  This would have a severe impact on the older adults we serve every day.  Please read the notification from NASL and send a letter to your Congressional leaders requesting their support of access to rehabilitation services for older adults. Click here for the notification from NASL

Legislation Affecting Therapy Coverage

At Infinity Rehab, we actively advocate on behalf of therapists and those who we serve. A component of that advocacy is relaying important information about the access of therapy services. Below is an update from the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living detailing an upcoming legislative change that may affect access to physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech language pathology services. AHCA and NCAL are supporting an extension of the current cap exceptions and have worked with a coalition of patient, consumer, and healthcare provider organizations to identify simple and practical process improvements that were submitted … Continue reading