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Advocacy Action Alert: Help Fight 2021 IRF Proposed Rule

May 26, 2020

On April 16, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule for Federal Fiscal Year 2021.

CMS has proposed amending the IRF coverage requirements to allow non-physician practitioners (NPPs) to perform certain duties that are currently required to be performed by a rehabilitation physician. Your Academy has serious concerns – for your patients and for the specialty – about CMS’ proposed rule.

AAPM&R is working on multiple fronts to stop this proposal from being finalized, but we need your help to make that happen. Take action now by sending a customizable letter—via AAPM&R’s Advocacy Action Center—to CMS by June 15, 2020 urging that they DO NOT finalize the proposal to expand the scope of services NPPs provide in IRF settings!

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Here are more ways you can help:

Team Physiatry’s advocacy is driven by you. Be a #PMRAdvocate and get involved now!