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AAPM&R Signs On in Support of a Statement of Principles in Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans

Apr 09, 2016

As part of the Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR), AAPM&R signed on to a March letter in support of a statement of principles on patient access to rehabilitation services in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. While this statement of principles addresses MA plans specifically, CPR believes that similar principles should be applied to all managed care plans, including in Medicaid and the private market. Our Medicare Advantage principles are as follows: MA plans must acknowledge the critical role of rehabilitation in patient-centered care, MA plans must provide access to at least the same services and care as those available to beneficiaries in “regular” Medicare, and MA plans must not erect barriers to rehabilitative care.