November 11, 2021
Practice Center (EPC) Program at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has
completed evidence reviews for various issues of interest to the
and Rehabilitation for Major Joint Replacement(Systematic Review, released on November 3, 2021)
This systematic review evaluates the
rehabilitation interventions for patients who have undergone (or will undergo)
total knee arthroplasty or total hip arthroplasty for the treatment of
Comprehensive Pain Management Programs: Effectiveness and Harms(Systematic Review, released on October 29, 2021)
The review evaluates the
effectiveness and harms of pain management programs that are based on the
biopsychosocial model of care, particularly in the Medicare population.
Review on Cannabis and Other Plant-Based Treatments for Chronic Pain(Systematic Review, released on October 27, 2021)
The review evaluates the evidence on
benefits and harms of cannabinoids and similar plant-based compounds to treat
Nov 09, 2020
Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021. The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution. AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills.
Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.