Long COVID Initiative Updates: October 6, 2021

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October 6, 2021

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

CDC Webinar: Evaluating and Supporting Patients Presenting with Fatigue Following COVID-19

We're excited to share that there were more than 1,880 participants during last week's CDC webinar where three of our members discussed our new fatigue guidance statement. Thank you to everyone who joined!

Take Action for a Comprehensive National Plan

Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA) is leading a House letter urging President Biden to create and implement a comprehensive national crisis plan addressing Long COVID. We have been working with Rep. Doyle's office for several months and are thrilled his office was able to lead and release this late last week. We are now asking YOU to ask your representative to urge President Biden to develop and implement a comprehensive national plan on Long COVID. Visit this page to send a pre-written message to your House representative.

COVID Health Equity Task Force Update

The COVID Health Equity Task Force met last Thursday to finalize their recommendations on addressing health equity in Long COVID and beyond. Here are the comments we submitted. We are continuing our call to action as we meet with Congressional Offices and are being actively tapped as a leading resource on Long COVID. 

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.