Academy Member Participates on National Quality Forum's Opioid Stewardship Action Team

Members & Publications


June 12, 2018

The Academy would like to recognize Andrew Friedman, MD, FAAPMR, who supplied his time and expertise to the National Quality Forum’s National Quality Partners™ (NQP) Opioid Stewardship Action Team:

Thanks to his tremendous efforts and insightful comments over the last 9 months, the Action Team was a resounding success, resulting in the creation of the NQP Playbook™: Opioid Stewardship. The NQP Playbook™: Opioid Stewardship, provides essential guidance for health care organizations and clinicians across care settings committed to appropriate pain management strategies and opioid stewardship.

The NQP Playbook: Opioid Stewardship is available for download on the NQF Store. A summary of the guide is available on NQF's website.

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.