Call for Nominations for CMS Technical Expert Panel

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January 9, 2018

HealthInsight is seeking patients, patient family members and/or non-medical caregivers to participate on this Technical Expert Panel (TEP). Those who would like to share their perspective or experience with the IAs are encouraged to join the TEP and provide their unique perspectives. Patients, patient family members and/or non-medical caregivers are valuable to this process as they can provide an essential viewpoint that can further inform this work.

Patient, patient family member, and/or non-medical caregiver nominees should submit a completed and signed TEP Nomination Form and letter of interest as described below, but are not required to submit curriculum vitae.

As part of its improvement activity development process, CMS is seeking feedback from a group of stakeholders, consumers, patients and experts who can contribute direction and thoughtful input on the improvement activities during development and maintenance. HealthInsight is a subcontractor on this project, and is working to convene a TEP around the effectiveness and accuracy of the improvement activities (IAs) included in year 1 of the Quality Payment Program under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System’s (MIPS) Improvement Activities performance category.

We are seeking a TEP of approximately 10-12 clinicians and individuals with the following perspectives and areas of expertise:

  • Subject matter/clinical expertise with IAs
  • Consumer/patient/family (non-medical caregiver)
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Performance measurement
  • Quality improvement

The nomination period closes at 5:00 pm PST on January 12, 2018. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this TEP, please share this email and review the full posting here (  

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.