PM&R Reviewers Needed - Proposed Updates to MSK Chapters of AMA Guides

Members & Publications


February 14, 2024

A proposal to update the musculoskeletal system chapters of the AMA Guides® is being considered by the AMA Guides® Editorial Panel for adoption in 2024. The panel is specifically considering updates to the Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, and Spine chapters.

AAPM&R encourages members interested in evaluating specific upper and lower diagnoses in the AMA Guides, including impairment rating values, to submit comments here before the March 8, 2024 deadline. Please email with broad concerns that should be addressed in Academy comments by Thursday, February 28. Thank you!

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.