Therapy Caps Extension Coalition Press Statement 2.14.2012

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Therapy Caps Extension Coalition Press Statement 2.14.2012

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Washington, DC – Advocating on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries who receive outpatient rehabilitation services every year, the Therapy Cap Coalition urged members of the Congressional Conference Committee to show their love to seniors this Valentine’s Day by providing the longest possible exceptions extension for Medicare Part B therapy services in the Committee’s final agreement.   “An arbitrary therapy cap on services without regard to clinical appropriateness of care discriminates against the most vulnerable of Medicare beneficiaries,” stated Justin Moore, Vice President, Public Policy, Practice and Professional Affairs at the American Physical Therapy Association, a leading group in the Coalition. “We urge the Conference Committee to extend the exceptions policy that allows patients to receive needed services under Medicare.” Click here for the full statement.