ALERT: CMS Releases CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

Members & Publications


November 1, 2019

On November 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule. AAPM&R is currently reviewing the final rule to understand its implications for physiatry and will release information to AAPM&R members as soon as possible. 

Click here to read about some of the areas AAPM&R is paying close attention to regarding the final rule. AAPM&R represented the specialty and submitted 2 comment letters on the proposed rule:

If you are planning to attend the 2019 Annual Assembly, in-depth details regarding the final rule will be covered in session 1309: 2020 MIPS: Preparing Your Practice for Reporting and Strategies to Improve Performance on Friday, November 15 at 3:45pm. 

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.