Research Updates

Members & Publications


February 12, 2016

  • On February 9, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) passed a modified version of S. 800, the “Enhancing the Stature and Visibility of Medical Rehabilitation Research at the NIH Act” to improve, coordinate, and enhance medical rehabilitation research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Introduced by Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), the bill enhances the stature and visibility of medical rehabilitation research at the world’s premier medical research agency.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) is moving ahead with its plan to update the Rehabilitation Research Plan. NIH is convening a conference in May 2016 to hear from interested parties on the first draft of a new research plan. Registration is open for the Rehabilitation Research at NIH: Moving the Field Forward Conference, being held May 25–26, 2016 in Bethesda, Maryland. You may register for this conference at

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.