Fair Copay Project

APTA Maryland

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What We Want Legislators to Know

  • Physical therapy frequently requires multiple visits over an extended period of time, as the practice of physical therapy works in conjunction with the healing process.
  • Many consumers are forced to pay nearly $600 per month in out-of-pocket expenses to receive physical therapy services. This is in addition to the cost of health insurance paid by the consumer or their employer.
  • Decisions by consumers to reduce the frequency or duration of their care or not to even initiate physical therapy has led to poor outcomes and complications, which only lead to higher costs for health care in the future.

Provider Stories

Please send us a video (mp4 file) to share with legislators.  Include:

  • Your Name
  • The county you live in
  • Tell us how patients have been impacted by high co pays and how it effected your ability to meet their needs
  • Any negative or adverse outcomes resulting from the modifications you had to make to the treatment plan
  • Any delayed or sub optimal recovery?

Patient Stories

Please send us a video (mp4 file) to share with legislators.  Include:

  • Your Name
  • The county you live in
  • Why you are/were going to PT
  • The impact of high copays on your recovery
    – Did you go to PT less than what was recommended or not at all, due to the cost?
    – How did this impact your overall health/recovery?

Post Impact Stories

Please send us a video (mp4 file) to share with legislators.  Include:

  • Your Name
  • The county you live in
  • Why you are/were going to PT?
  • What has the experience been since legislation was enacted?
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