Reimbursement Updates

Members & Publications


February 12, 2016

  • Your Reimbursement and Policy Review Committee (RPRC) will hold its annual in-person committee meeting on March 18-19, 2016.
  • Your Academy’s Innovative Payment and Practice Models (IPPM) Work Group is in the process of developing a white paper describing a model for spine care that is supported by outcomes and economic data. We anticipate this project will yield a testable model that your Academy can propose to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to gain acceptance as a qualified alternative payment model (APM) that satisfies MACRA requirements. The following Academy members are serving on a technical advisory panel to inform the project: Stuart Glassman, MD; Anthony Lee, MD; Chris Standaert, MD; and Santosh Thomas, MD. Additional members and stakeholders will be consulted during the project as needed. 


Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

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.