AAPM&R Joins Alliance for Connected Care as Advisory Board Member

Members & Publications

October 28, 2021

This month, the Academy joined more than 30 patient and provider groups as a member of the Alliance for Connected Care Advisory Board.  The goal of this new partnership is to advance advocacy strategies related to the value of telehealth.  As a first step in this partnership, AAPM&R has signed on to the Alliance’s joint letter to state governors requesting that they maintain or expand licensure flexibilities for care across state lines during the ongoing pandemic.  The Alliance has several key advocacy priorities that align with AAPM&R including expanding access to telehealth services by removing geographic and site limitations and ensuring appropriate reimbursement of providers for the delivery of telehealth.  To learn more about AAPM&R’s telehealth advocacy strategy, visit the Academy website.  

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.