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American Physical Therapy Association Applauds Sen Baucus For Standing Up Against Therapy Cap

Posted Jul 04 2008 9:08pm

Link:American Physical Therapy Association Applauds Sen Baucus For Standing Up Against Therapy Cap.

"Physical therapiststhank Senator Baucus for his strong leadership in fighting an arbitrary financial limit on therapy services that do not account for the patients' clinical needs," said APTA President R Scott Ward, PT,PhD."This arbitrary limit would have the greatest impact on those patients who need the care the most to recover and rehabilitate from injuries, impairments, anddisabilities." Ward added, "Congresshas long recognized that the therapy caps are bad policy. In the past, moratoriums have been passed or an exceptions process could be utilized by those patients requiring additional services. In failing to pass legislation to assure that beneficiaries continue to get the therapy care they need, Congress has placed the health of many seniors andpersons with disabilitiesin jeopardy."

I agree therapy is very important

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