AAPM&R State Advocacy: California NPs Seek Full Practice Authority

Members & Publications

August 13, 2020

On August 13, 2020, your Academy’s State Advocacy Committee released a call to action asking all members in California to send a customizable email to the Senate Appropriations Committee in opposition to California Assembly Bill (A.B.) 890. This legislation proposes to grant full practice authority to nurse practitioners (NPs) by removing the requirements that an NP must practice under physician supervision. 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.