AAPM&R Member in the News—Chloe Slocum, MD

Members & Publications

January 9, 2017

Chloe Slocum, MD, recently finished serving on a technical expert panel (TEP) commissioned by CMS on the Improving Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014. This was the second commissioned meeting to follow-up on the first TEP held in April 2016. The TEP reviewed potential data elements for use in standardized reporting and quality measurement across post-acute care (PAC) and the results of preliminary testing for different categories of data elements that had been selected based on the results of the first TEP and expert advisors' guidance to RAND. The data elements deliberated by the TEP included items within the domains of cognitive status, depressed mood, medication reconcilliation, pain, and functional impairments of hearing and vision as well as bladder and bowel incontinence. Members of CMS, CDC, and PROMIS teams were in attendance to observe the TEP deliberations.

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.