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Recorded Webinar

CMS Reduced the Medicare
Reimbursement Cuts to Therapy: What Now?

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Late last year, Congress approved a new omnibus and COVID-19 relief package that reduced the magnitude of the cuts for therapy in 2021. While the December announcement appeared to soften the blow, the reality is that the reductions will still have a lasting impact to therapy practices already struggling with the pandemic, leaving many to wonder what’s next.

During this recorded webinar, presented in partnership with APTQI, Nikesh Patel, PT, DPT, Executive Director at APTQI, examines the specific details of the payment adjustment, as well as the impact that the reduced cuts will have on various aspects of fee schedule and components of care. Nikesh also discusses actionable items for organizations going forward, including the importance of continued advocacy for additional relief in 2021, as well as to prevent further cuts from being enacted in 2022.

This webinar is informational only and is not accredited.

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Nikesh Patel, PT, DPT

Executive Director at APTQI

Nick began his career in 2000 working in the outpatient setting with a focus on recovery from sports injuries. Over the years he has focused his energy on clinical and operational management by serving in regional positions with several of the largest rehabilitation companies in the country. He is currently the Executive Director of the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation as well as the National Director of Clinical Services & Regulatory Affairs for U.S. Physical Therapy. Nick has lectured on CE topics nationwide and authored over 20 self-study courses for therapists. He also has a passion for advocating for the profession by lobbying at both the state and federal levels. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.

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