S. 2110 Vote
The Senate is scheduled to vote on the Medicare cap this week, so it’s your last chance to contact your local representatives and ask them to vote “yes” for the Medicare SGR Repeal and Beneficiary Access Improvement Act (S. 2110). Find your senator’s contact information here.
HR 4302 Vote
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed by voice vote a proposal (HR 4302) to delay for 12 months a scheduled 24% cut to Medicare physician reimbursements. This proposal also includes a one-year delay to the mandatory ICD-10 transition (moving from October 1, 2014, to October 1, 2015). The Senate now has until March 31 to make a decision on this controversial bill. Learn more about the HR 4302 here and here.
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common cognitive brain disorder, after Alzheimer’s. Learn more about how you can make a difference and join the fight against Parkinson’s disease here.
Low Back Pain
According to a new study, low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Nearly one in 10 people suffer from low back pain, and it’s also responsible for about a third of work-related disabilities. This new article sheds some light on the causes of low back pain as well as preventative measures. Here’s a tip: Patients can #GetPT.