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This message is from National Stroke Association: Earlier this week Congress passed another temporary “fix” to the Medicare therapy caps. They extended the exceptions process for one year (through Mar. 31, 2015). This process allows stroke survivors on Medicare to get more outpatient therapy than the $1,920 caps allow, but only if their healthcare provider […]

Our voices were heard! National Stroke Association would like to thank the thousands of advocates who responded to our requests to contact Congress about the Medicare therapy caps issue. You sent over 16,200 messages telling your representatives to “stop the therapy caps” by extending the exceptions process. This process enables survivors on Medicare to receive […]

A message from National Stroke Association: Ask Congress to ensure that stroke survivors on Medicare can recover to their fullest potential National Stroke Association, along with a wide range of other groups, has been fighting for years to permanently eliminate the Medicare therapy caps. As you may know, Medicare has placed arbitrary dollar “caps” on […]

What Is the Affordable Care Act (Also Known as Obamacare)? The Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010. In general, the goal of the law is to: Expand access to health insurance coverage; Increase consumer protections, such as banning lifetime dollar limits on most benefits and preventing insurance companies from denying […]

Preserve Access to Medicare Therapy Services Ask Congress to ensure that stroke survivors on Medicare can recover to their fullest potential National Stroke Association, along with a wide range of other groups, has been fighting for years to permanently eliminate the Medicare therapy caps. As you may know, Medicare has placed arbitrary dollar “caps” on […]

Your Voice Counts! We would like to make you aware that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed changes in how Medicare pays for speech generating devices (SGDs)(AAC devices) and power wheelchair accessories, such as custom seats and tilt-recline systems. Specifically, CMS is proposing to move SGDs and wheelchair accessories from the […]

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a plan to change its reimbursement method for speech-generating devices (SGDs) from the option to purchase or rent the device to a mandatory rental item, like a wheelchair. Under this capped rental, if your client goes into a hospital, skilled nursing facility, or hospice care, […]

Send a message to your elected officials in Congress about legislation that has the potential to improve the lives of stroke survivors, caregivers and their families or to support stroke prevention activities. Take action today on the following issues. Learn more about Current Federal Action Alerts .

A Message from National Stroke Association: Ask your members of Congress to learn about stroke You can join us and help your legislators learn about stroke. It only takes a minute to ask your members of Congress to join a bipartisan stroke-related group, called a congressional member organization (CMO). CMOs help legislators and their staff […]

Act now to improve stroke survivors’ quality of life by supporting excellence in stroke care. Register for the 2013 Act FAST for Stroke Challenge! Join National Stroke Association in improving stroke survivors’ quality of life by supporting excellence in stroke care from hospital to home. By joining the 2013 Act FAST for Stroke Challenge, you […]