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Medicare Fee Cuts Could Devastate Rehabilitation Services, Physical Therapists Warn Congress
Date:5/8/2008

sinesses are a cost-effective, efficient delivery model for physical therapy services, and efforts to maintain and enhance this setting are essential."

To read DiAngelis' full testimony, visit: http://www.apta.org/media.

APTA is asking its members and consumers to contact members of Congress and urge them to prevent the implementation of policies that would severely impact rehabilitation coverage for Medicare beneficiaries. For more information on these and other APTA advocacy efforts, visit APTA's Patient Action Center at: http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Patient_Action_Center1&Template =/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=279&ContentID=32636.

Physical therapists are health care professionals who diagnose and manage individuals of all ages, from newborns to elders, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. Physical therapists examine each individual and develop a plan of care using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Physical therapists also work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

The Private Practice Section of APTA represents 4,200 practitioners who are the owners or operators of physical therapy private practices.

The American Physical Therapy Association (http://www.apta.org) is a national organization representing physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students nationwide. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapist education, practice, and research. Consumers can visit

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