June 8, 2018
Dear AAPM&R Members:
At our recent in-person meeting, the AAPM&R Board of Governors voted to put forward a new membership category for Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), along with committing to develop educational resources for both physiatrists who work with APPs as well as APPs themselves. APPs are non-physician members of the care team, including Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physicians Assistants (PAs). The new membership category specifically applies to NPs and PAs, and the bylaws changes will be voted upon by membership at the AAPM&R Business Meeting on Friday, October 26 during the Annual Assembly...
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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.