Available for Public Comment: American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Draft Quality Measures

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July 25, 2017

The American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) convened a cross-specialty, multidisciplinary technical expert panel (TEP) to identify and define new measures for quality improvement and for use in their qualified clinical data registry (QCDR).  The measures in this set represent the first effort of AAPM&R to develop meaningful measures for physiatrists that are specific to the conditions they see and the patients they manage.  The AAPM&R proposes this set of measures to promote improved outcomes for patients undergoing management for the following conditions: stroke, acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis. 

The 30-day comment period begins on Monday, July 24 and will close at 5:00 p.m. CT on Wednesday, August 23. All comments are welcome, and will be compiled and shared with the TEP for consideration.

Please feel free to forward this document to others within your organization or constituency who may offer insight and expertise. View or download the set of draft measures, and submit your comments.

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.