CMS Contractor CGS to Host March 12 Webinar Highlighting New Facet Joint Injection LCD

Members & Publications

March 5, 2021

On Friday, March 12 from 10-11 am (CT), CGS J15 Medical Directors are hosting a webinar to review and discuss the recent changes to the Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for Facet Joint Injections (L34832).

During this hour, they will discuss the following changes to the Facet Joint LCD:

  • Coverage indications
  • Limitations
  • Medical necessity
  • Documentation requirements

Register for this educational session here.


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.