Advocacy Action Center: New York Coalition Lobby

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March 17, 2016

*This message was sent on behalf of your New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation*

Physicians from all localities will join forces in the State Capital on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 to advocate for their patients and profession during the NY Coalition of Specialty Physicians Annual State Lobby Day. The Coalition is a partnership of surgical and medical organizations committed to battling inappropriate allied health provider expansion legislation and advancing bills of importance to all of medicine. Lobby Day will begin at 8:30 am in Hearing Room B of the Legislative Office Building.

The day will begin with a breakfast, legislative briefing, and Q&A session in the Empire State Plaza. Immediately following, physicians will meet with their elected representatives in the Senate and Assembly. Attendees will be paired with physicians of other specialties and provided with easy to understand talking points so they can effectively present their arguments and positions.

A legislative reception honoring key legislative leaders will be held the night before, on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the University Club, 141 Washington Ave., at 5:30 pm. Overnight accommodations are sold out at the Hilton Albany. However, a limited number of rooms have been secured at the Holiday Inn Express-Albany Downtown, located at 300 Broadway. The hotel is approximately five blocks from the plaza.

We hope that you will reaffirm your commitment to your colleagues, your profession and your patients by joining us in Albany on May 17. If you plan on attending, you must register and you can do so by clicking here. The survey will ask if overnight accommodations are required.


New York Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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.