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24
Physical Therapist Needed
Posted by Ashley Bateman on 24 February 2015 05:35 PM


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Feb
24
Century Welcomes Lisa Boling, Director of Human Resources
Posted by Ashley Bateman on 24 February 2015 11:08 AM


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15
Happy Valentine's Day
Posted by Ashley Bateman on 15 February 2015 12:46 AM

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Feb
13
Ask Congress ot Repeal the Therapy Cap-Support H.R. 775
Posted by Ashley Bateman on 13 February 2015 11:22 AM

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Feb
6
New Congress Takes First Step Toward Repealing Therapy Cap
Posted by Daniel Arbour on 06 February 2015 01:27 PM

2/5/2015

As the Medicare Part B therapy cap exceptions process winds down and the threat of a hard cap on therapy services is set to begin on April 1, AOTA has moved swiftly to reintroduce the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act in the new Congress.

Working closely with a strong slate of bipartisan champions including lead sponsor, Congressman Charles Boustany (R-LA) and in collaboration with Representatives Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Lois Capps (D-CA), AOTA succeeded in securing the reintroduction of the bill. This is an important first step in fully and permanently repealing Medicare’s outpatient therapy cap.

On the strength of AOTA members’ grassroots outreach and AOTA’s intense lobbying campaign, the previous Congress was closer to fully repealing the therapy cap than ever before. In 2014, the bill had 225 cosponsors, which represented more than a majority of members in the House of Representatives, and the bill’s broad support proved instrumental in securing full repeal language in Medicare reform legislation that advanced as far as the Senate floor.

The 114th Congress has only been in session since January and AOTA and its coalition partners have been working hard to reenlist many of the bill’s previous cosponsors while also educating new Members of Congress. AOTA is proud to report that its efforts have resulted in the commitment of 55 original cosponsors on the day of introduction, a strong and meaningful show of support for the repeal of this flawed policy.

Now is the time for us to collectively reengage with the same vigor and passion as with the previous Congress. You are a respected practitioner in your state and district, and your Members of Congress need to hear from you that the therapy cap must be repealed once and for all. Visit AOTA’s Legislative Action Center and take just a few minutes to send an email to ask your representative to co-sponsor this important legislation and make sure your voice is heard as an advocate for occupational therapy.

- See more at: http://www.aota.org/Advocacy-Policy/Congressional-Affairs/Legislative-Issues-Update/2015/new-congress-step-to-repeal-cap.aspx#sthash.sKZP3GwU.dpuf

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