Bipartisan Bill Would Push Back PTA, OTA Cuts, Exempt Certain Areas

By Michelle M. Stein / October 8, 2021 at 3:15 PM
Reps. Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Jason Smith (R-MO) introduced legislation to push off pay cuts for physical therapist assistants and occupational therapy assistants for a year and exempt those in rural or medically underserved areas from those cuts once they go into place. The legislation also would line up Medicare supervision requirements for those providers with state requirements, which a press release from Rush’s office says is aimed at easing the burden of direct supervision requirements in certain settings. “These...

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