Help Restore Coverage for Interventional Spine Procedures in Oregon

Members & Publications


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:
 (888) 204-5984
Participant Code: 801373
Webinar Registration Link:

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.