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The Maine Chapter of the APTA is working closely with Senator Sanborn to pass LD 498: Resolve, Regarding Reimbursement of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Codes under MaineCare. The Maine Chapter of the APTA supports the proposed bill to increase reimbursement when seeing patients under MaineCare. By supporting this bill, the chapter will incur increased lobbying expenses associated with the Legislative Sessions. We anticipate an additional $12,500 in expenses. Every dollar counts - please donate today to help subsidize this expense! Checks can be made payable to Maine Chapter, American Physical Therapy Association, and sent to 1055 N Fairfax St, Suite 205, Alexandria, VA 22314. Thank you for your support! 


Senator Sanborn introduced LD 498, “Resolve, Regarding Reimbursement of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Codes under MaineCare” to the Maine Legislature on behalf of the Chapter. The bill requires the Department of Health & Human Services to increase reimbursement for PT and OT codes to 70% of Medicare.  (We are currently reimbursed about 40% of Medicare.) The bill is scheduled for a public hearing before the Health and Human Services Committee on Wed, Feb 27, at 9:00 am.  We need you to write a letter asking the committee to vote “Ought to Pass” on LD 498; click here for a letter template.  Please email your letter to Jen Corbeil and she will bring it to the hearing.  You should copy your own State Representative and Senator on the letter. General suggested talking points (you might have ideas for others!): 

  • MaineCare reimbursement is about 40% of Medicare rates. This is far less than it cost to deliver the service. 
  • There have not been any significant increases in physical therapy reimbursement in 10 or more years. (We aren’t sure when the last official increase was, but we think it was circa 2009 when the state had to convert to a payment system based on CPT codes – but even then it was not a significant increase.)
  • MaineCare expansion means more people will need our services but they may not be able to get them if PTs have to limit how many MaineCare patients they take in order to stay in business.

If you have any questions, please contact Gwen Simons or Jen Corbeil. Thanks in advance for your prompt attention to this matter and your help!

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