A Bill (S.2319/A.1666) put forth by The New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) is on the current NY State Assembly agenda and we need your help to get it passed. The unfair practice of so-called "specialty" copays is costing patients in dollars and forgone treatment, leaving New York State with a more costly and less effective health care system.
These specialty copayments add up for New Yorkers, since physical therapy frequently requires multiple visits over an extended period of time as the practice of physical therapy works in conjunction with the healing process. In 10 visits the patient may pay ($50 X 10) $500 while the insurer pays ($5 X 10) $50. You have a COPAY and they have a Nopay.
The bottom line is this: HIGH COPAYS HURT PATIENTS
The bill is currently in committee and we need your help to move it along. Please call your NYS Legislator and tell them to stop high copays for physical therapy care and to support S.2319/A.1666. This will help end the imposition of additional copays on New Yorkers for physical therapy services.
Ann Duffy, MA., P.T.
Owner, Duffy and Bracken Physical Therapy
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