Given the proven benefits of physical therapy, it would make sense to ensure seniors’ continued access to specialty care—especially as individuals continue to face lingering Covid-19-related health concerns. Yet, Medicare has taken the opposite approach.

Considering the cumulative impact, the latest cuts by Medicare will seriously burden physical therapy practices, inject uncertainty into an already fragile healthcare system, and create long term challenges to provider sustainability. At the end of the day, it will be patients who suffer the most.

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