House Energy & Commerce Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee Discuss Concussions and Head Trauma

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June 7, 2016

On May 13, the House Energy & Commerce Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing, following an initial roundtable discussion in March, to examine concussions and head trauma in youth sports. The hearing, led by Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA), was titled, “Concussions in Youth Sports: Evaluating Prevention and Research.” The hearing focused primarily on preventive measures and efforts to better protect young athletes from brain trauma, as well as next steps in developing evidence-based policies to reduce the rates of injuries.

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.