AAPM&R Delegates Attend the November 2022 AMA Interim Meeting of the House of Delegates

Members & Publications

November 16, 2022

On November 12-15, 2022, your AAPM&R delegates participated in the November 2022 American Medical Association (AMA) Interim Meeting of the House of Delegates (HOD). The AAPM&R delegation is represented by Drs. Susan Hubbell (AMA Delegate and PM&R Section Council Chair, Neuroscience Caucus Chair), Stuart Glassman (AMA Delegate, Specialty and Service Society Caucus (SSS) Governing Council Member-at-Large, Mobility Caucus President-Elect), Carlo Milani (Young Physician Section Representative, Alternate Delegate) and Ky Viet Quach (Resident and Fellow Sectional Delegate).

In an important dialogue surrounding the rise of gun violence in the United States, declared a public health crisis by the AMA in 2016, your AAPM&R delegates presented a resolution, “A National Strategy for Collaborative Engagement, Study and Solutions to Reduce the Role of Illegal Firearms in Firearm-Related Injury.” Delegates Dr. Milani and Dr. Glassman provided testimony to support this resolution, which was cited in this AMA article

Please visit the AMA House of Delegates page on the AAPM&R website to view the full meeting report, once posted. 



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.