An MOC Update and Request

Members & Publications

October 24, 2018

More than 400 Academy members have become #PMRAdvocates, sending the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) a direct message using the Academy’s templated letter requesting changes to Maintenance of Certification® (MOC)®. Thank you! If you haven’t already sent your letter, please take action here.

While we applaud ABPMR for their recent announcement that they will be accelerating the current CertLink® longitudinal assessment pilot, many questions remain, particularly for diplomates who are currently MOC III-eligible. Members are coming to the Academy looking for direction and answers. On behalf of our members, AAPM&R has requested that:

Implementation of the revised structure must provide a path for those who are currently MOC Part III-eligible to transition so they are not penalized.

We advise Academy members to request answers from ABPMR directly or attend their Town Hall at the Annual Assembly on Saturday, October 27 at 8 am in Room W312C (Level 3) of the Convention Center. The unified voices of 400 have resulted in progress. Let’s continue the work together—be #PMRAdvocates. Click here to learn more.

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.