Long COVID Initiative Updates: November 3, 2021

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November 3, 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.

AAPM&R Submits Comments to the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

On October 28, we submitted comments to the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Our recommendations include: 

  • Need for a Federal Body to Coordinate the Long COVID Response
  • Long COVID Federal Advisory Committee
  • Support for Multi-Disciplinary Committee

We urge the task force to include these recommendations in its final report to President Biden and encourage the federal government to include the voice of physiatry in any federal advisory committee or other stakeholder groups working on these critical policy issues. Read our full comment letter.

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.