AAPM&R Opposes Changes to the Definition of 'Physician' in the Medicare Mental Health Access Act

Members & Publications

September 22, 2020

On September 22, 2020, your Academy supported the American Medical Association (AMA) letter opposing the change to the definition of “physician” in the Medicare Mental Health Access Act (HR 884/S 2772) to continue protecting physician scope of practice. 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.