CDC Issues Final Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Adults with Chronic Pain

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March 18, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has finalized its guidance for primary care physicians prescribing opioids to adults for chronic pain in outpatient settings. AAPM&R's Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee commented during the guideline development process and is now reviewing the final guideline and its impact on physiatry.

View AAPM&R's comments on the proposed guideline here.

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.