Immediate Threat To The Health Care of Medicare/Medicaid Patients and Military Personnel!

The Government Wants To Ban Advanced Diagnostics and Physical Therapy Services For All Medicare/Medicaid Patients and Military Personnel at Physician-Owned Medical Practices!

It’s been proven that our patients get better faster with our unique integrated care continuum. From your first appointment to your last, we provide all the services you need to get back to better health. However, with possible new legislation passing as early as March 1, we will be banned from providing Medicare/Medicaid and Military patients with convenient MRI diagnostics and physical therapy services. Instead, you will have these services provided at a local hospital, not only inconveniencing you, but even delaying your diagnosis and recovery. We think it can be stopped but only if we join together and let Washington know that this is not what works best for our health care.

If you would like to immediately send your senator an email opposing this legislation, please click here.

If you would like to send your own letter, we have provided you a template and your Tennessee senators mailing address here.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee)
Nashville Office:
3322 West End Avenue, Suite 120
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: (615) 736-5129
Fax: (615) 269-4803

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)
Chattanooga Office:
10 West MLK Boulevard, 6th Floor
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
Phone: (423) 756-2757
Fax: (423) 756-5313


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14 Responses to Immediate Threat To The Health Care of Medicare/Medicaid Patients and Military Personnel!

  1. Benjamin E. Messing, USAF Retired says:

    We knew Obama would cause significant negative impact to nearly every health care program. It is our right and duty to stand firm against the Obama induced implosion of America.

  2. Jane Justice says:

    Senator, I’m asking you to please don’t allow the government to take yet another thing from us. That very thing is in Congress right now . Please vote against the ban on in-office diagnostic imaging and physical therapy services to those Medicare patients. It will make those things much more difficult for me (orthopedic patient) to attain with further travel costs, and inconvenience. Please stop this legislation.

    Sincerely yours,

    Jane Justice
    Morgan County

  3. Jim Dee says:

    From: []
    Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 2:46 PM
    Subject: Responding to your message

    Dear Mr. X

    Thank you for contacting my office about maintaining the in-office ancillary services (IOAS) exemption in the Stark Law. Your input is important to me, and I appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts.

    Like you, I want patients to have access to coordinated quality health care services especially for complicated musculoskeletal related issues. You are right that getting rid of the IOAS exemption could potentially interrupt the continuum of care and even limit access. My staff have met with advocates such as yourself and we will certainly keep your concerns in mind should a bill come before the Senate for a vote.

    Thank you again for your letter. I hope you will continue to share your thoughts with me.


    Bob Corker
    United States Senator

  4. Georgetta Maxine Kreis says:

    Unbelievable that such services would be discontinued! I had knee surgery and then the Physical Therapy follow up that was recommended. I am walking around today because of the care I received from the Doctors and the intense Physical Therapy from the Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center. To discontinue this care would literally be crippling to many Senior Citizens. Please DO NOT allow this part of Obamacare to become a reality.

  5. I sent several letters on the suject that I thought would help. says:

    And all I got back was a message that I should use a legal e-mail address. What is this? Dorothy l. Marshall Knoxville TN

    • Kristy Parker says:

      Ms. Marshall, we believe the issue is due to your multiple submissions. Only one letter is allowed per email address. We thank you for your time in regards to this important legislation.

  6. Kris Berger says:

    The Government Wants To Ban Advanced Diagnostics and Physical Therapy Services For All Medicare/Medicaid Patients and Military Personnel at Physician-Owned Medical Practices!

    I disagree with this practice and continue to be extemely disappointed in the “change” proposed by Obamacare. Do not pass legislation that prevents those on medicare/medicaid and military personnel from receiving the health care they deserve.


    Kris Berger

  7. Margaret Hyder says:

    I feel that patients should have a choice of having PT or diagnostic tests in their doctor’s office or a hospital settings.

    • Kristy Parker says:

      Ms. Hyder, we agree. Individuals should have the right to select where they receive medical treatment. This legislation will change that option for any patient who does not have private insurance.

  8. Carrie Priest says:

    Please!!!!!! Enough has already been taken away from the elderly, the veterans, and we are already worried about being able to maintain the right to the services we need, and that our health professionals feel that we need. We, as senior citizens,
    have earned the right to be able to know that we can have a chance at staying healthy.

  9. Gavid Douglas says:

    I used your template and I used the senator’s own websites to send a more personal message. Congress has a lot to do this year about eliminating some of the more onerous provisions in the new health care bill. The Supreme Court did not do it’s job and remove this
    socialist mess so we must keep the fire lit under our legislators . They have their own health care paid for by us and they do not have to abide by the rules of any bill they pass.

  10. Robert Johnson says:

    Elections have consequences…..we are living proof, it will only get worse before it gets better.

  11. Rhonda Stephens says:

    I too completely agree with ‘in house’ ability to thoroughly care for patients. As a Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferer for 50 years, I want the right for it to be as easy as possible for us as patients out here to get the care we deserve. It is already hard enough for many of us to get to our doctors appointments, let alone major surgeries and aftercare, which go along with many orthopaedic surgeries. These are not easy surgeries and/or physical therapies to contend with when we are talking about orthopaedic issues!
    So, without bringing politics into the matter, lets just try to get this bill to retain the in office ancillary exception to the Stark law.

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