According to a recent article on Kaiser Health News (KHN), therapists in several states are supporting a proposal to limit the cost insurers require patients to pay for speech, physical, and occupational therapy. While the article states that the proposals vary from state-to-state, the majority of them would make all speech, physical, and occupational therapy co-payments no more than the co-payment for an office visit to a primary care doctor. Justin Elliott, the director of state government affairs for the American Physical Therapy Association, stated that some physical therapy visits require co-pays of as much as $75 for the patient. The article also states that such co-payments are means for both employers and insurers to keep the cost of premiums down.
To read more about this issue and to see what some states are doing to keep the cost of co-payments down, click here.
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