The Medicare Therapy Cap, which limits annual per-person spending on physical and speech therapy services to $1,880, is a hotly debated issues in the physical therapy community. Exemptions to this rule have been put into place for those needing extensive therapy. On February 22, 2012 President Obama signed a measure to extend these exemptions until December 31, 2012 only. This means if Congress does not take action by December 31, 2012, a hard therapy cap will be placed on Medicare covered therapy again.
The Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act, or H.R. 1546/S. 829, has been proposed to repeal the cap totally. To learn more, support and track the bill, visit its Open Congress page.