AAPM&R Appointed to NQF MAP Workgroup

Members & Publications

June 13, 2017

AAPM&R has been selected for appointment on the National Quality Forum (NQF) Post-Acute Care – Long Term Care Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) Workgroup. MAP is a multi-stakeholder partnership that guides the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the selection of performance measures for federal health programs. Congress recognized in 2010 the benefit of an approach that encourages consensus building among diverse private- and public-sector stakeholders. Importantly, it provides a coordinated look across federal programs at performance measures being considered.

NQF is seeking comments and feedback on all MAP appointments. If you would like to send a comment in support of AAPM&R, you may do so by emailing measureapplications@qualityforum.org by June 21, 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.