AAPM&R Advocates for Additional Financial Assistance for Physicians

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April 8, 2020

On April 7, AAPM&R collaborated with 100+ medical societies to send a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to advocate for immediate financial assistance for physicians across the country who are taking heroic action to treat patients with the novel coronavirus, providing ongoing care for patients with chronic conditions and urgent needs, and incurring significant financial losses due to postponing non-essential procedures and visits.

Specifically, we urge HHS to provide one month of revenue to each physician (MD or DO) enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid to account for financial losses and non-reimbursable expenses. Read our full 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.