Drug Enforcement Administration's Regulations to Now Require All Applications and Renewals for DEA Registrations to be Submitted Online

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April 12, 2022

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will now require all applications for DEA registrations, and renewal of those registrations, to be submitted online. This final rule is effective May 11, 2022. The full notice can be found here.

Per the DEA, regulatory changes are needed to modernize DEA's approach to registration and renewal applications. The proposed changes require online submission and eliminate inefficient paper applications. Typographical errors or missing pieces of information routinely resulted in delayed or rejected applications. DEA has determined the online application process will prove more efficient and effective for both DEA and registrants.


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.