AAPM&R Advocacy Win: NIAMS Strategic Plan FY 2020-2024

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September 26, 2019

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) has released its Fiscal Years 2020-2024 Strategic Plan. AAPM&R is an active member of the NIAMS Coalition and submitted comments regarding this strategic plan in July 2019. Your Academy is pleased to find that several of the ideas submitted in our comments (page 3—#6 and 7 and #1 and 2 under Broad Suggestions) were incorporated in the final plan. Special thanks to the AAPM&R Health Policy and Legislation Committee, especially Drs. Jayabalan and Ifejika for their hard work. Additionally, thank you to Dr. Mosi Jones for help in drafting the comments. 


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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.