Attend Our March 4 Webinar: AAPM&R Advocacy - Advancing PM&R on Capitol Hill and Beyond

Members & Publications

February 11, 2021

Register today to join us for a webinar hosted by AAPM&R's advocacy committees on Thursday, March 4 at 7 pm (CT). All members are welcome.

We will go over the political highlights of the 2020 election and how it will affect our state and federal advocacy goals in 2021. This session will also highlight some of the most important issues from 2020, their successes and what is still needed. Such issues include physician reimbursement, scope of practice issues, reducing physiatry burden and practice management during the public health emergency.

Our advocacy committees look forward to receiving input from AAPM&R membership during this session on our ongoing and upcoming advocacy priorities, including physician reimbursement, telehealth, scope of practice, COVID-19 and post-acute COVID syndrome, social determinants of health and Medicaid expansion.


  • Peter Thomas, JD, of Powers Law
  • Nneka L. Ifejika, MD, MPH, FAAPMR, Health Policy & Legislation Committee Chair
  • Matthew J. Grierson, MD, FAAPMR, Reimbursement and Policy Review Committee Chair
  • Richard G. Chang, MD, MPH, FAAPMR, State Advocacy Committee Chair

Register now to join the conversation. Thank you for being #PMRAdvocates!

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.