CMS Releases OPPS/ASC Final Rule

Members & Publications


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

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.