Long COVID Initiative Updates: June 23, 2021

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June 23, 2021

AAPM&R will provide consistent updates on our advocacy outreach efforts, the Multi-Disciplinary PASC Collaborative and other relevant information to our Long COVID initiative.

Continuing to Advocate and Lead: COVID-19 Rehabilitation

Thank you to every AAPM&R member who has contributed to our Long COVID efforts so far. Our work is far from over. Continue to stand with us and push for a comprehensive national response to the Long COVID crisis. After the Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC or Long COVID) Collaborative call last week: 

  • The cognitive impairment writing group is submitting their final statement on their guidance for publication in July.
  • The breathing writing group will meet this month to prepare for the next round of voting on assessment and treatment statements.
  • Benjamin Abramoff, MD, FAAPMR, will be representing AAPM&R during a small stakeholder listening session with the White House COVID Health Equity Task Force to discuss Long COVID, social disparities of health and equitable access to care. 

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.