March 30, 2022
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released their Living Systematic Review on Cannabis and Other Plant-Based Treatments for Chronic Pain: Annual Update #1, available for comment through April 15, 2022. The purpose of this update is to describe, evaluate and integrate newly identified evidence on benefits and harms of cannabinoids and similar plant-based substances (e.g., kratom) to treat chronic pain into the living review.
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.