Ask your Representative to Cosponsor H.R.6020, to Keep 3.75% Payment Adjustment for 2022

 

Background:

Unless Congress acts, all health care professionals are facing cuts to Medicare payment on January 1, 2022. 

 

Advocacy Opportunity:

Ask your Representative to cosponsor the Supporting Medicare Providers Act (H.R. 6020) in order to maintain the 3.75% Medicare payment adjustment for one year.  Make sure your legislator understands that you need their help in order to keep your doors open, see patients, and maintain the jobs of those who support your work.

 

Use social media to tweet or create facebook post tagging your legislator and #PPSAdvocacy.  Template tweet: “Cosponsor H.R.6020 to keep the 3.75% Medicare payment adjustment for 2022; Medicare reimbursement IS my bottom line.  [@Representative twitter handle] #PPSAdvocacy”

 

New to engaging with your lawmaker or need a refresher?  Check out these tips for advocacy. For information on PPS’s legislative priorities and activities, visit the Advocacy section at www.ppsapta.org

 

Thank you.  Your advocacy can make an impact on your bottom line.

 

TEMPLATE:

Subject line: My patients need physical therapy.  Cosponsor H.R.6020 to extend 3.75% Medicare payment adjustment so I can stay in business.

 

Dear Representative ____________,        

I am your constituent, a physical therapist in private practice, small business owner, and a member of the Private Practice Section (PPS) of the American Physical Therapy Association. 

I’m writing to ask you to cosponsor the Supporting Medicare Providers Act (H.R. 6020) which would maintain the Consolidated Appropriations Act’s 3.75% Medicare payment adjustment for one year to support access to healthcare while providers are still recovering from economic impact of COVID-19. 

All Medicare providers are facing payment reductions.  Effective January 1, 2022, CMS is planning a significant reduction to the Medicare conversion factor and the Medicare sequester will return.  Also on the horizon is a 4% Medicare payment cut due to PAYGO, which was triggered by the passage of the American Rescue Plan

The only way to prevent drastic cuts to Medicare payment on January 1, 2022 is for Congress to intervene.  Now is not the time to reduce payment to Medicare providers.  On behalf of myself and PPS, I’m asking you to cosponsor H.R.6020 and act to help me keep my clinic doors open—to not only serve our patients but also to provide jobs in our town.

Thank you,       

[Name/Info generated via APTA online form]

Or

[Name, credentials]

Member, Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association

[Practice Name]

[Practice Address]

[Practice phone number]

 

 
 
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