Deadline December 20, 2016: Feedback Requested for Systematic Review on Lower Limb Prosthesis Comments

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December 13, 2016

If you serve patients requiring Lower Limb Prosthesis (LLP), or have expertise in this area, please consider responding to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) proposed key questions for systematic review. 

The Evidence-Based Practice Center (EPC) Program at AHRQ is reviewing evidence that defines practices, evaluates the association between assessment techniques, tools and functional measures used in the care of beneficiaries who require LLP, and the associations between LLP (components) and patient-centered outcomes, including patient expectations regarding expectations, satisfaction with accessing LLPs, and use (or nonuse) of the prostheses. 

Your input is crucial, as this review has the potential to impact future Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) for Lower Limb Prosthesis. Please respond to the proposed key questions by December 20, 2016.

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.