Opportunity to Attend Open Meeting and Provide Comments on the Proposed LCD for Facet Joint Interventions for Pain Management

Members & Publications

October 8, 2020

Several Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) have released their proposed Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Facet Joint Interventions for Pain Management. In addition to the open comment period, MACs are inviting the public to join open meetings to discuss the proposed LCD.

We encourage all interested members to join their respective MAC open meeting to provide comments on the proposed LCD for facet joint interventions for pain management.

Please email healthpolicy@aapmr.org if you plan to attend your open meeting, or if you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this proposed LCD.  

The details for the open meetings are as follows:

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.