AAPM&R Submits Comments for CY2020 OPPS Proposed Rule

Members & Publications

October 1, 2019

On September 27, 2019, your Academy submitted comments on the 2020 Outpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule. The comments focused on the Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) for the new codes for genicular and sacroiliac joint injection and destruction.

Read the comment letter here.


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.