Senate Passes "Doc Fix"/Extends Part B Therapy Exceptions

Esq. Stephen B. Hanse and Carl J. Pucci in Legislative

Last night the Senate passed the sustainable growth rate (SGR) legislation, sending the bill to the President for his expected signature.  The SGR, in addition to a permanent “Doc Fix”, extends the therapy cap exceptions process for 33 months (through 12/31/17), as well as implements AHCA’s proposed therapy review process.  The Therapy Cap of $1,940 for Part B services remains unchanged going forward.

Please see attached AHCA bulletin for complete details.


Stephen B. Hanse, Esq.
Vice President & Counsel, Governmental Affairs
518-462-4800 x25

Carl J. Pucci
Director, Finance & Reimbursement
518-462-4800 x36