Your Opportunity to Affect Medicare Policy in Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Nebraska

Members & Publications


December 7, 2021

The WPS Government Health Administrators, Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction 5 (J5) and Jurisdiction 8 (J8), is seeking Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC) representatives for physical medicine and rehabilitation. If you reside in Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, or Nebraska and would like to participate in the Medicare policy process to influence coverage determinations, this is the perfect opportunity. CAC participation and information obtained from meetings can be used to update the national or state PM&R societies on important issues. 

The CAC’s purpose is to provide a formal mechanism for health care professionals to be informed of the evidence used in developing local coverage determinations and promote communications between the MACs and the health care community. The CAC is advisory in nature, with the final decision on all issues resting with MACs.

If you are interested in serving as a representative in one of the listed states, please send a statement of interest and your curriculum vitae to

The following openings are available for PM&R in J5 and J8:

  • Iowa (J5): Primary and Alternate Positions
  • Nebraska (J5): Primary and Alternate Positions
  • Kansas (J5): Alternate Position
  • Missouri (J5): Alternate Position
  • Michigan (J8): Alternate Position
  • Indiana (J8): Alternate Position

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.