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APA Practice Organization Action Alert

Date: November 28, 2011

Re: Three Weeks to Stop Medicare Cuts

The situation on Capitol Hill has once again shifted dramatically with the failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to reach agreement on $1.2 trillion in debt savings. Legislative leaders have begun to discuss options to address critical, time-sensitive issues by the end of the year, including the expiration of unemployment benefits, the Alternative Minimum Tax patch, tax extenders and Medicare extenders.

Now is the time for psychologists to make their voices heard and remind Congress that their patients and practices will soon face a 5% cut to psychotherapy payments in addition to a 27.4% Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) cut to all services scheduled for 2012 if they fail to act. Congress has blocked the SGR cut 12 times since 2001 and the APA Practice Organization has successfully secured the psychotherapy restoration 3 times since 2008, but practitioners face a tougher climate this time around in light of the unprecedented focus on deficit reduction and the broadening divide between legislative leaders.

Your profession needs you to take action NOW to ensure your legislators are attentive to these critical priorities.

Take Action!

Click here http://capwiz.com/apapractice/issues/alert/?alertid=57368501 to urge your Senators and Representative to halt

Medicare cuts to psychological services

If you are not able to reach the Legislative Action Center from the above link, please visit http://capwiz.com/apapractice/issues/alert/?alertid=57368501 <http://capwiz.com/apapractice/issues/alert/?alertid=57368501> . If possible, please take action by Tuesday, December 6.
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