AAPM&R Supports Request to CMS to Sunset Scope of Practice Waivers after PHE

Members & Publications

July 22, 2020

On July 22, 2020, your Academy urged CMS to sunset scope of practice waivers when the public health emergency ends via a coalition coalition letter led by the American Medical Association (AMA). Learn more about what your Academy is doing to defend physiatrists' scope of practice.

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.