Opportunity to Comment on Xcertia's Guidelines for Mobile Health Apps

Members & Publications


May 2, 2019

Xcertia, a mHealth app collaborative effort established by several health-related organizations, is seeking comments on their Guidelines for Mobile Health Apps. Xcertia was created with the goal of developing guidelines for safe and effective digital health apps that will facilitate virtual care, including remote patient monitoring for chronic diseases. As this is an emerging set of technologies, largely unregulated; many solutions are not evidence-based and have not demonstrated that they are safe and effective tools for use as part of a patient’s treatment plan.

Xcertia has released a complete set of guidelines covering the privacy, security, operability, usability and clinical content of mHealth solutions. The guidelines are now available for public comment until May 15, 2019. Xcertia welcomes public comments, as they will be used to create a final version of the guidelines.

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.