According to the APTA, the Senate voted to approve a permanent fix for the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) by a vote of 92 to 8. The bill will now await the President's signature.
As a part of the SGR bill, Senators Cardin (D-MD) and Vitter (R-LA) proposed an amendment to permanently repeal the Medicare therapy caps. The amendment needed 60 votes to pass and failed by a vote of 58 to 42. Under the SGR bill, the therapy cap exceptions process will continue for 2 years until December 31, 2017.
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Thank you for all your actions in reaching out to Senate in an effort to permanently end therapy caps.