March 17, 2017
As previously reported, on April 6, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00p, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will reconsider its ruling that eliminated coverage for epidural steroid injections. The OHA’s Health Evidence Review Commission’s Evidence-based Guidelines Subcommittee will meet to review and discuss the initial draft coverage guidance “Low Back Pain: Minimally Invasive and Non-Corticosteroid Percutaneous Interventions” and revised coverage guidance “Low Back Pain: Corticosteroid Injections.”
We urge interventional pain physicians and their patients to attend the in-person meeting to ensure their voices are heard.
If you are interested in attending the in-person meeting:
Clackamas Community College
Wilsonville Training Center
29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Room 111-112
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070
If you are interested in joining the public listen-in only line:
Dial-in: (888) 204-5984 Participant Code: 801373 Webinar Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/5093261495474460931
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.