Therapy Cap Breakthrough? Legislators Reach Bipartisan Agreement on Repeal

Therapy Cap Breakthrough? Legislators Reach Bipartisan Agreement on Repeal

After 20 years of opposition from APTA and 17 years of 11th-hour congressional patches to an inherently flawed policy, the Medicare therapy cap may be on its way out for good.

But nothing’s certain yet, and there are many details still to be worked out.

On October 26, APTA representatives attended a meeting on Capitol Hill during which lawmakers from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Senate Finance Committee announced a bipartisan agreement to end the therapy cap. The road from proposal to actual repeal can be long, and success isn’t guaranteed, but if the proposal survives, it would represent a major victory for patients and the physical therapy profession.

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