CDC Meeting: Process and Progress for Updating the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids

Members & Publications

June 9, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting a virtual meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (BSC/NCIPC) on July 16, 2021 from 10 am - 4:50 pm (ET). The meeting will provide an overview of the process and progress for updating the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids and discussion of the BSC Opioid Workgroup’s report of the draft Guideline.

This event is open to the public, limited by the capacity of the conference webinar, which is 2,000 participants. Click here to pre-register, as required to participate.

Join the Discussion

The public is encouraged to register to provide public comment using the registration form. After the presentations and updates, a public comment period will be held from 2:15-4:15 pm (ET). Individuals wishing to pre-register for public comment must do so by 5 pm (ET), Monday, July 12, 2021.

During the public comment portion on the agenda, registered individuals will be called upon to speak based on the order of registration, followed by others from the public. All public comments will be limited to two minutes per speaker.

Individuals can submit written comments on or before July 23, 2021 by submitting comments to All written comments will be included in the meeting minutes.

More information about this meeting, including information about other agenda items and call-in information, can be found in the Federal Register Notice.

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.