Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before: the release of the latest Physician Fee Schedule has rehab therapists staring down a painful cut to reimbursements. Call it deja vu, call it Groundhog Day—whatever the name, rehab therapists have become stuck in a cycle of cost-cutting measures from CMS that drastically undervalues the services they provide to countless patients. In this instance, it’s a 3.4% cut to the conversion factor in the 2024 final rule, down to $32.74.
Given that the downward pressure on payments has been a fact of life for years at this point, rehab therapists could be forgiven for resigning themselves to yet another hit to their bottom line. But as a therapist, you also know that necessary work is often hard work, and that changing your circumstances requires overcoming your reservations. That’s why we’re urging everyone to join the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation’s (APTQI) campaign to urge Congress to pass legislation that will reverse the cuts to provider payments if you haven’t already. It will only take a couple of minutes of your time, and adding your voice will make it that much more likely that legislators will listen and take action.
If you want to join the cause, fill out the form on the APTQI’s Take Action page.