Your Academy Applauds ABPMR’s Recent MOC Announcement

Members & Publications

April 22, 2016

The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) recently announced their involvement in the new American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) MOC Assessment Initiative.  If successful, this may result in a change to the ABPMR Maintenance of Certification® (MOC®) Part III requirement. Your Academy applauds the ABPMR for their commitment to exploring new assessment and learning approaches. While the ABPMR ultimately decides upon any changes to MOC, your Academy – the voice representing roughly 7,000 board-certified physiatrists will continue to advocate on your behalf for more meaningful and relevant MOC requirements that also align with the future of health care. The Academy believes this recent announcement is a positive step for all ABPMR-certified physiatrists.

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.