eClinicalWorks Notice

Members & Publications

December 8, 2016

For those physicians who are using an eClinicalWorks (eCW) EHR in their practice, an announcement was sent out by eCW regarding the need to update your EHRs as a matter of patient safety. Just like the software you use on your personal computers or mobile devices, occasionally EHR updates are required. 

If you have not done so lately, check your EHR version number against your vendor's most recent software update. If you are unsure of your version number, check with your EHR vendor. Any physician experiencing safety issues or unexpected software functions should notify their EHR vendor. 

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has also created a website where you can report EHR safety issues. More information on eCW's announcement can be found on the eClinicalWorks website. The ONC's website offers a chance to share your health IT concerns or complaints.

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.