Volunteers from Nebraska Needed to Provide Input on Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Members & Publications


February 11, 2020

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), a legislative branch agency that conducts nonpartisan, independent research for Congress, is looking for volunteers to provide their perspective on state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) in Nebraska.

As part of their work, they have selected 9 states and 1 territory, including Nebraska, to learn more detailed information about providers’ use of PDMPs and how PDMPs are structured and operated as well as the providers’ experience using PDMPs in clinical settings.

Your input is valuable and will help the GAO provide accurate information to Congress and the public, including ways that the federal government may be better able to support PDMPs. The GAO anticipates this work will result in a report issued to Congress, which will be publicly available.

Learn more here. Hurry; the submission deadline is Monday, February 17.


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.