November 3, 2023
On November 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the calendar year 2024 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) & Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System final rule. AAPM&R staff is reviewing the rule in detail and will provide additional information about the details of the rule in future member communications. A fact sheet about the rule is available on the CMS website. Members with questions about the rule can contact email@example.com.
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.