Advocacy Center

Welcome to the Advocacy Center

ADVION's advocacy efforts serve to provide your organization with the policy knowledge and tools necessary to ensure that your voice is heard in the congressional health care debate with the Administration and on Capitol Hill.

Current Advocacy Priorities

ADVION encourages members to become involved in advocating for our current legislative and regulatory priorities – whether it's by scheduling a meeting with your elected representative, writing a letter, or making a phone call.

Ask your Member of Congress to support and discuss with their colleagues long-term and common-sense reform to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for CY 2024.

ADVION is deeply concerned about the growing financial instability of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule due to a number of uncertainties long-term care providers face. ADVION's top priority is to work with Congress to develop and pass long-term and common-sense payment reform.

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Health IT Essential to Efficient, Effective Healthcare

ADVION advocates for the inclusion of LTPAC in any federally-sponsored health IT initiatives to improve care coordination & transitions of care.

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Expand Medicare Beneficiaries’ Access to Digital Health By Extending Telehealth Flexibilities

During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), CMS waived certain Medicare restrictions to allow rehabilitation therapists to deliver care via telehealth for patients who otherwise may have gone without needed therapy. We need Congress to make permanent those CMS waivers to allow patients to access rehab therapy via telehealth when needed. 

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ACTIVE campaigns

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Medicare provider relief is urgently needed!  Urge Congress to provide relief from the 2024 Physician Fee Schedule's 3.4% cut starting on January 1st, and help Medicare providers to continue to provide necessary services to patients across the country, especially in rural areas.

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Tell Congress to increase access to Outpatient PT and OT Services!  Generate support for the Enabling More of the Physical and Occupational Workforce to Engage in Rehabilitation Act (EMPOWER Act)  (H.R. 4878/S. 2459) by urging your Members of Congress to co-sponsor this important bipartisan bill.

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The Strengthening Medicare for Patients & Providers Act (H.R. 2474), would add a permanent payment update to the Medicare PFS to address the annual payment uncertainty affecting Medicare-participating practitioners. Email your Member of Congress today to ensure certainty and predictability under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

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ADVION needs all of our advocates to reach out to their Members of Congress today and tell them to protect Medicare patients and their access to clinical laboratory services by enacting the Saving Access to Laboratory Services Act (SALSA) (H.R. 2377, S. 1000).

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Additional Advocacy Issues

ADVION encourages members to learn more about our legislative and regulatory priorities.

PDPM 

The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is the reimbursement system model that Medicare began to use to determine payments for SNFs starting on October 1, 2019. PDPM replaced the Resources Utilization Groups (RUGs) model. PDPM fits into a broader push by CMS toward “patient-centered” reimbursement models that match payment rates to the patients’ needs.

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Physician Fee Schedule

Medicare Part B pays for physician services based on the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, which lists more than 7,400 unique covered services and their payment rules. Physicians' services include office visits, surgical procedures, anesthesia services and a range of other diagnostic and therapeutic services.

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Health IT & Interoperability

ADVION tracks the health IT policy, standards and trends that matter most to our members including those detailed in the 2022 landmark study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine, The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality: Honoring Our Commitment to Residents. 

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Preserve Access to Laboratory Services

The bipartisan, bicameral Saving Access to Laboratory Services Act (SALSA – H.R. 2377, S.1000) would protect patient access to clinical laboratory testing, support investment in diagnostic innovation and strengthen the nation’s critical laboratory infrastructure by preventing drastic cuts to the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) and fixing the flawed data reporting and rate setting methodology put in place by the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014.

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2021 CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARDEE:

 

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden
Chairman, Senate Finance Committee

 

Important Federal Legislation tracked by ADVION

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ADVION Coalition involvement

& Additional Resources

ADVION is involved in a number of coalitions consisting of other similarly impacted stakeholder organizations to help amplify our messages. Additional advocacy resources are also available for our members' use..

ADVION Coalition Involvement

Rehab Therapy Coalition

Physician Fee Schedule Coalition

LTPAC Health IT Collaborative - LTPACHIT.org

Observation Stays Coalition

ADVION - APDA Coalition on Portable X-Ray

Coalition to Protect Rehabilitation (CPR)

Patient ID NOW Coalition

Additional Advocacy Resources

2024 Congressional Calendar

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US House of Representatives

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US Senate

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U.S. Capitol Switchboard

202-224-3121