AAPM&R Advocacy Win: Family-to-Family Health Information Centers Funded for 5 Years

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August 6, 2019

Your Academy is excited to share that the House and Senate have both passed a bill to fund Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2Fs) for five more years–through FY 2024–at the current level of $6 million per year. The legislation also makes permanent the provision that requires the establishment of F2Fs for territories and tribes. President Trump is expected to sign the bill within the next few weeks. 

AAPM&R helped support this legislation by signing on to this letter with 35+ other organizations.

The F2F provision was included in the Sustaining Excellence in Medicaid Act of 2019 (H.R. 3253), which was formerly titled the Empowering Beneficiaries, Ensuring Access, and Strengthening Accountability Act of 2019. The bill also extends several other programs, including the Money-Follows-the-Person demonstration program and the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic demonstration program.  For more information, please see the Family Voices website.

This 5-year funding extension will help F2Fs plan ahead, retain experienced staff, and expand partnerships in the community so that they can more effectively and efficiently assist families of children and youth with special health care needs to navigate the health care system.

Learn more about AAPM&R's Advocacy efforts. 

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.