The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and physical therapists are active in lobbying Congress to make sure that patient services remain covered under programs like Medicare. It is important for patients to also let their voices be heard!
Preserve Your Access to Health Care
As you may know, Medicare limits or "caps" the amount it will pay for outpatient physical therapy services in a calendar year. Your physical therapist is aware of this financial limitation and can apply for an exception if your care requires services above the cap. This means that you will be able to continue to receive the physical therapy services that you need.
What You Need to Know about the Medicare Therapy Cap (.pdf)
Advocate for Physical Therapy Services
APTA's Patient Action Center is updated throughout the year as legislation is introduced in Congress that affects your access to treatment by a physical therapist.
Share Your Story
APTA is trying to ensure that Congress understands the detrimental effect of the therapy cap on patients. Would your care be affected by the cap? Are you willing to share your story? Please e-mail APTA's Lindsay Still at email@example.com.