Thank You for Taking a Stand Against the 2021 IRF Proposed Rule

Members & Publications

June 16, 2020

Thanks to your efforts, Team Physiatry raised a unified voice to CMS before the June 15 deadline for public comment on the 2021 IRF Proposed Rule

Together, 122 groups signed on to AAPM&R’s stakeholder letter; more than 95 of your patients wrote to CMS, detailing the critical role PM&R physicians played in their care; and more than 2,300 physicians submitted letters to voice their opposition to this dangerous proposal.

But our work is not done. We urge you to take the next step in our fight to protect the future of the specialty. Although the public comment period has closed, Congress can still help us win this.

Please contact your Congressional Representative, asking them to urge CMS not to finalize the 2021 IRF Proposed Rule. This call will only take a few minutes, at most. Not sure what to say? Use these talking points.

Stay tuned to your Academy communications for more information about the outcome of our efforts to defeat this proposal.

Team Physiatry's advocacy is driven by you. Thank you for being a #PMRAdvocate and getting involved!


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.