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NY Physical Therapists Want Reduction In Treatment Costs

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ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Physical Therapy Association said the health insurance industry hasn’t caught up with the explosion in doctor-ordered physical therapy.

The group lobbying the Legislature said physical therapy can dramatically speed relief and recovery for patients, but it’s priced too high.

The association said physical therapy still carries a co-pay of a medical specialty.

A normal course of physical therapy can be as much as $480 and keep many New Yorkers from getting the care.

The group has several bills with strong sponsors in the Senate and Assembly.

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