ALERT: AAPM&R Analyzing Final 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Released

Members & Publications

November 1, 2018

The 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule was released today. Members of the Reimbursement and Policy Review Committee (RPRC) and staff are currently analyzing the final rule to understand its impact on Physiatry and the patients you serve.

Please look for an email from your Academy in the coming days with our analysis of the ~2,500 page rule.

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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.