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CMS is about to impose devastating payment cuts that will reduce patient access to PTs and PTAs. But a bill now in the U.S. House of Representatives — H.R. 8702 — could help to offset those reductions.

Congress must act soon, and your voice matters!

Join your colleagues, association leaders, and staff experts in making another big impact on Capitol Hill: Join us for a #FightTheCut Virtual Rally on Dec. 3, then take a few minutes to send a message to your legislators — even if you've already contacted them — to ask specifically for passage of H.R. 8702. 

You can watch the live updates below, and through APTA's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels. Recordings of these updates will be posted as they become available.

Tune in below to watch updates at these times:

9 a.m. ET – Valerie Strunk, PT, DPT, and APTA Grassroots and Political Affairs Specialist Laura Keivel discuss the impact of the cuts on education.

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12:30 p.m. ET – Kendall Jno-Finn, PT, DPT, looks at the cut's impact on business; Aaron Embry, PT, DPT, shares his experiences contacting members of Congress — and why it's so important to do right away.

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6 p.m. ET – APTA Director of Regulatory Affairs Kara Gainer, JD, provides the latest on the fee schedule; Laura Keivel discusses the importance of grassroots involvement.

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