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witnesses for medicare hearing

In follow-up to the Info published on July 14, 2017, Subcommittee on Health for Ways & Means Committee Hearing – Medicare Outpatient Therapy Cap, the Subcommittee on Health for the Ways and Means Committee just posted the witnesses for the hearing, as well as the text of legislation to be reviewed during the hearing. Included in the witnesses will be a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), the CEO of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Chair of the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, among many others. Included in the legislative text is HR 1148, Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act of 2017 and Discussion Draft of HR ____, To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the therapy cap exceptions process and manual medical review under the Medicare program.

As a reminder, the hearing is scheduled for Thursday, July 20 at 10:00 am and will be available via webcast.