43 U.S. Senators Vow to Stop Passage of H.R. 620: The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017

Members & Publications

April 4, 2018

On March 28, 2018, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and 42 of her colleagues wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowing to block a House effort to dismantle the civil rights of individuals with disabilities, under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The group of 43 Senators represents enough votes to defeat H.R. 620: The ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, should legislation be introduced to the Senate.

On March 19, AAPM&R launched a grassroots campaign so that Academy members who were constituents of targeted Senators could send a letter requesting they sign on to Senator Duckworth’s letter. AAPM&R also sent a separate letter to all Senate offices asking for their support in not introducing H.R. 620. We are thrilled with this outcome, as your Academy has been a longstanding supporter of the ADA and has worked relentlessly to halt the advancement of H.R. 620.

CLICK HERE to view a full copy of the Senate Coalition letter in opposition to H.R. 620.


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.