Academy Leadership Program Fellows Advocate for Physiatry in D.C.

Members & Publications


July 14, 2017

The fellows of the 2015-2017 Academy Leadership Program recently assembled in Washington, D.C. They met in the offices of the Academy’s lobby firm—Powers, Pyles, Sutter, and Verville (PPSV)—and were joined by advocacy trainers and discussion facilitators. The 2-day session began with in-depth discussions of the current health care landscape with a focus on PM&R and advocacy. The second day in D.C. was a full day on Capitol Hill interacting with House and Senate members, as well as key congressional and committee staff.

We connected with the fellows to learn about their experience and takeaways. Read the full article in your July issue of The Physiatrist.

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.