AAPM&R’s Advocacy Strategy: Action with an Impact

Members & Publications

April 19, 2016

The cover story of The Physiatrist - April issue, highlights the changes currently happening in the health care environment, the Academy’s advocacy strategy, and our 2016 accomplishments to date. Take a look at a preview below.

The changes occurring in health care are impacting the position and scope of the specialty, in addition to patient access. In short, your work as a physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physician is at risk. However, if the specialty unites, engages, and takes proactive action, there are new opportunities for physiatrists to be successful in the future of health care. AAPM&R's advocacy approach is always about how we can positively impact change for the specialty and the patients you serve. The Academy is not just following issues, but actively participating in the discussions and advocating for the specialty...

Read the full article in your April issue of The Physiatrist!

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.