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Statement from Larry Minnix, President & CEO, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, On the Therapy Cap Coalition Press Conference

Thursday, March 4, 2010 Senior Health News J E 4
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WASHINGTON, March 3 The following is a statement from Larry Minnix, President & CEO, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, on the therapy cap coalition press conference:

"We thank Congress and President Obama for extending the Medicare Part B therapy cap exceptions process for an additional 30 days. The exceptions process works well to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries get the therapy they need to resume their regular activities and maintain as much independence as possible.

We urge Congress and the Administration to come to a more permanent solution to allow seniors to get essential therapy in the venue they choose, by extending the exceptions process permanently or by repealing therapy caps before the current extension ends."

The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (www.aahsa.org) is a national network of community-based nonprofit organizations that provide services and supports to people as they age. These 5,400 organizations connect with millions of older persons and their families every day. They provide home health care, adult day services, hospice, senior housing, nursing care, assisted living, continuing care and a broad range of related services. AAHSA is the most trusted advocate for aging whose spirit of transformational stewardship and close collaboration with its members consistently improves lives.

SOURCE American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
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