ASHT Represented at AOTA Capital Hill Day

Posted on 02/16/2012

ASHT’s primary objectives for joining AOTA’s September Hill Day were to represent our position on the Medicare Outpatient Therapy Caps and on the Sustainable Growth Rate fix or fee schedule. At the onset of planning, AOTA’s focus was to get members of the house and senate to support S.829/HR.1546, which would repeal the therapy caps. Due to the more recent debt ceiling/super committee discussions, it became apparent that anything that cost money would be off the table, and that no politician was likely to sign his or her name to any proposal. As a result, the focus changed to advocating for the two issues to be considered together rather than separately. Our e-mail and letter writing campaigns have significant weight. Expect to see a follow-up request in the coming weeks. We are counting on your support.