Co Pay Legislation 2021

February 2021

HB 5192: RELATING TO INSURANCE -- PHYSICAL THERAPY COPAY

RIAPTA is advocating for our members and our patients! Michelle Collie, Greg Doucette, Lisa House, and Jen Hurrell, testified in front of the RI House Committee on Health and Human Service regarding HB 5192 and HB 5198.  Check on link above and below to view the bills we have introduced and hear the testimony they gave!.

Link to video testimony: http://ritv.devosvideo.com/show?video=d2103b5d6e1f&apg=6aae3d42

 Testimony starts at the 1:39:00 and runs to the 2:04:40 on the video.

Members who testified were:

Greg Doucette, PT, MPT, OCS

Jennifer E. Hurrell, PT, MS, DHSc

Lisa House, PT

Michelle Collie, PT, DPT, MS

 

 

 

Is Insurance Copay Too High?

The Rhode Island Physical Therapy Association (RI APTA) is supporting legislation in the Rhode Island General Assembly to support fair copays for physical therapy visits. This legislation would limit what many health insurance plans can charge patients for physical therapy copays, coinsurance, or office deductibles. If this bill passes, it may save your patient's money and make it easier for them to get the physical therapy you need.

How can I take action?

Step 1: Find out who your Rhode Island Legislators are by clicking this link - https://vote.sos.ri.gov/

Step 2: Call or email your State Representative and State Senator in Providence and ask them to vote “YES” on 
H 5229 / S 575

This legislation can only be passed with your help! Don’t delay – contact your elected officials today!

 


Are you a patient of physical therapy?

Here is a sample letter you can send to your senator and legislator - click here

Are you a physician?  Here is a sample letter you can send to support physical therapists - click here

 


 


 

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