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This week in the news, we highlight the final 2020 physician fee schedule, new technology ethics, how United Healthcare is combatting the opioid epidemic, and US House support for greater diversity in physical therapy programs.

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Final 2020 Fee Schedule: CMS Relents on PTA Differential System for 2020; Presses on With Planned 8% Cut to Physical Therapy in 2021, PT in Motion, November 4, 2019:

The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the final 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule. While CMS made some positive changes to how it will calculate payment when therapy services are delivered “in part” by a physical therapist assistant, it failed to reconsider a proposed 8% cut for physical therapy payment and host of other disciplines in 2021. Read this article for the APTA’s rundown of the final 2020 physician fee schedule including information on PTA payment calculations, the continued expansion of…

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