Opportunity to Provide Insight on Effective and Innovative Approaches & Best Practices in Healthcare in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Members & Publications

December 9, 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a request for information (RFI) to gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact of changes adopted by healthcare systems and healthcare providers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. HHS recognizes that many healthcare systems and individual clinicians have rapidly reengineered their policies and programs to improve access, safety, quality, outcomes including mortality and morbidity, cost, and value for both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related medical conditions. HHS would like to identify and learn from effective innovative approaches and best practices implemented by non-HHS organizations in order to inform HHS priorities and programs.

HHS is interested in receiving public input via the Innovation RFI Response Portal no later than midnight Eastern Time (ET) on December 24, 2020.


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.