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The Maine Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSLHA) is dedicated to establishing exemplary professional training and practices standards, to exchanging information and ideas, and to acting as a unified voice for upgrading the profession within our state. MSLHA is the officially recognized professional association for Maine speech-language pathologists and audiologists by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Become a member today!
ASHA Action Alert: Congress Has Less Than 60 Days to Repeal the Medicare Therapy Cap. We Need Your Help!
The Medicare outpatient therapy cap exceptions process expires on December 31, 2013. Without Congressional action, patients will be faced with a hard cap on outpatient therapy services in 2014. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Therapy Cap Coalition—a group of almost 50 associations, organizations, and patient and consumer groups—are working together to prevent the therapy cap from going into effect, but we need your help!
Congress has introduced a proposal to reform the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, which doesnot include repealing the Medicare therapy cap. If Congress passes legislation addressing the SGR formula, but does not include a repeal of the Medicare therapy cap, it is likely that patients will face a hard cap on outpatient therapy services in 2014. Contact your members of Congress TODAY and ask them to include a full repeal of the Medicare therapy cap in the SGR reform legislation or—at the very least—extend the exceptions process. Don’t let them forget about the beneficiaries and the harm that the Medicare therapy cap will cause!