Choosing Wisely® Campaign Marks Fifth Anniversary

Members & Publications

October 26, 2017

In 2012, the ABIM Foundation launched the Choosing Wisely® campaign with the goal of advancing a national dialogue on avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures.

Take a look at this report marking the fifth anniversary of the campaign. The report recounts the campaign’s success in raising awareness about overuse and in motivating physicians and health system leaders to implement change. Choosing Wisely® now involves more than 80 medical specialty society partners and more than 525 specialty society recommendations on overused tests, treatments and procedures.

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.