On February 22, 2016, AAPM&R submitted the following comment to the National Quality Forum (NQF):
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) is the national medical specialty organization representing more than 9,000 physicians who are specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). PM&R physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. PM&R physicians evaluate and treat injuries, illnesses, and disability, and are experts in designing comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans. Physiatrists utilize cutting‐edge as well as time‐tested treatments to maximize function and quality of life.
AAPM&R would like to thank NQF for the opportunity to comment on their Measure Ratification and Appeals Process. We support the changes and look forward to learning how the changes will bring about further clarity and transparency during the measure development process.
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