AHRQ Seeking Nominations for New Members of its National Advisory Council —Submit by August 29

Members & Publications


July 14, 2021

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is soliciting nominations for new members of its National Advisory Council, which advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services and AHRQ Director on research activities and priorities.

To fill these positions, the agency seeks individuals who can contribute varied perspectives on the healthcare system and on AHRQ’s research focus to promote improvements in healthcare safety, quality, accessibility, equity, and cost-effectiveness. The seven new members will begin their three-year terms in spring 2022.

You can find details on the requirements for candidates and the submission process here.

*If you are interested in applying, please contact the Academy at healthpolicy@aapmr.org to let us know if you would like to be considered for a letter of support from the Academy.

Nomination packages must be submitted by Sunday, August 29, 2021.

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.