Seeking Comments Regarding ACGME Pain Fellowships

Members & Publications

February 22, 2017

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Review Committee for Anesthesiology is beginning the process of revising the program requirements for graduate medical education in Pain Medicine. These requirements govern the ACGME-accredited multidisciplinary Pain Fellowships. The Academy has been concerned with the restriction to 1 pain fellowship per institution, and other existing requirements, since they were first introduced. During this review and assessment period, the Academy wants to ensure physiatrists have a strong voice in this process. The Academy will be preparing our formal comments about the currently-approved program requirements, which are posted as "Currently-in-Effect" on the Program Requirements, FAQs and Applications page of the Anesthesiology section of ACGME’s website.

Please send the Academy your thoughts, comments, concerns, and ideas. This input will be compiled and reviewed by the Academy’s Graduate Medical Education Committee in preparing and submitting our formal comments to ACGME. Please send your comments to by March 8, 2017.  

Additionally, we encourage you to send your individual thoughts and comments to ACGME directly. These should be sent to by March 23, 2017.

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.