Senate Passes H.R. 4213


Senate Passes H.R. 4213; Therapy Cap Exceptions and Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Fix Included

This afternoon, the US Senate passed H.R. 4213, the Tax Extenders Act of 2009 by a vote of 62-36. This legislation includes APTA’s three priorities of extending the therapy cap exception process until December 31, 2010, freezing payments at the 2009 level under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule preventing the 21.2% reduction until September 30, 2010 and re-instating the Geographical Practice Cost Indices (GPCI) floor at 1.0 for the remainder of 2010.

Next Steps.

The bill now has to be passed by the House

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