AAPM&R Meets with OIG to Advocate for IRFs

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March 21, 2019

On March 20, your Academy met with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in Washington, DC to discuss their September 2018 report, Many Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Stays Did Not Meet Medicare Coverage and Documentation Requirements. Your Academy discussed concerns regarding the report’s methods and potential repercussions on future policy. Your Academy also provided proactive solutions to improve federal audits of IRFs. The OIG offered to have a follow up meeting, which will be planned in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned to your Academy communications for more information and read the following comments submitted by the Academy on this issue: 

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.