AAPM&R Co-signs Letter in Response to Proposed Official Disability Guideline (ODG) Recommendations

Members & Publications


June 1, 2016

On May 27, your Academy co-signed a letter sponsored by the North American Neuromodulation Society commenting on Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) proposed policy that would prevent coverage for intrathecal drug delivery systems (IDDS) for all workers’ compensation injuries, including new and current low dose therapies. The letter is in opposition to the ODG proposed policy in effort to preserve patient access to this care.  

Read the full letter.

Learn more about AAPM&R's other advocacy efforts.

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.