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Brain Injury Action Alert: Stop the Medicare Therapy Cap

The Brain Injury Association of America has just issued the following legislative alert that requires action on your part:

Congress has less than 30 days to extend the Medicare therapy cap exceptions process. In order to ensure your voice is heard on Capitol Hill, The Brain Injury Association of America is working with the Therapy Cap Coalition to promote awareness of the December 31st deadline.

TODAY every member of the coalition is activating its grassroots network, and asking its members to email or call their legislators. You can help by calling or emailing your Member and ask them to extend the exceptions process through 2013. Without Congressional action, a hard cap of $1900 will take effect January 1, 2013. It is vital that PROVIDERS AND PATIENTS take action! Flood Congress with emails and telephone calls TODAY!

MESSAGE: • Ask your legislators to extend the Medicare therapy cap exceptions process through 2013. • Emphasize the patient impact of letting a hard cap of $1900 take effect in 2013. For example: o For many people with brain injury, rehabilitation is the single most effective treatment to restore function and arrest. Individuals that sustain a brain injury will need physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy. Since no two brain injuries are the same one can not estimate the amount of therapy every individual will need therefore a cap on therapy will cause individuals to either forgo treatment or pay for it out of their own pockets.

 o Tell Congress that a hard therapy cap disproportionately impacts those patients who need treatment the most. The Brain Injury Association of America is working diligently with Congressional offices on Capitol Hill to develop a solution before year's end but TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

Please take five minutes and contact your legislators NOW. You can make a difference and help prevent a hard Medicare therapy cap of $1,900 from being implemented in 2013. To find your Representative's contact information click here or call 202-224-3121. To contact your Senator's click here or call 202-224-3121. If you have any questions please contact Amy Colberg at the Brain Injury Association of America. 

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