On July 15, the United States House of Representatives and the Senate voted to override the Presidential veto to pass HR 6331 – the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act. HR 6331 includes critical provisions for physical therapists and their patients, including legislation to avoid the 10.6% cut in payments under the Medicare physician fee schedule and the expiration of the therapy cap exceptions process.
The House passed this legislation by a 383-41 vote and by a 70-26 Senate vote. A two-thirds vote was needed by the House and the Senate to override the Presidential veto. Once the Senate voted to approve HR 6331, it now becomes law immediately. Scroll down the page for updates and resources.