About Us

About Us

Who We Are

AMRPA is the only national voluntary trade association representing more than 650 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units (IRH/Us), hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs), and other settings independent of the hospital, such as comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities (CORFs), rehabilitation agencies, and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). AMRPA members provide rehabilitation services across multiple health care settings to help patients maximize their health, functional skills, independence, and participation in society so they can return to home, work, or an active retirement.

The many legislative and policy issues AMRPA is working on include the Recovery Audit Contractor Program (RAC) and Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) activities and reviews; bundling; health care reform; 75 Percent Rule implementation and study; IRF PPS rules and criteria; ACO; Continuing Care Hospitals; annual Federal budget proposals; research and demonstration projects on the future of Post Acute Care Services, such as the Post Acute Care Payment Reform Demonstration Project (CARE tool); Medicare Physician Fee Schedule; therapy caps, and outpatient therapy payment alternatives.

To best serve our growing constituency, AMRPA offers a wide range of programs, information tools, educational activities and member benefits.

What We Do

AMRPA provides its members with the knowledge and tools to successfully navigate the challenges facing medical rehabilitation providers and adapt to the changing federal regulatory environment. Refer to “membership” for detailed membership benefits and services.

AMRPA's Key Activities

Advocacy:
AMRPA represents and advocates for interests of medical rehabilitation providers to Congress and the Administration. AMRPA monitors the development and implementation of federal law, policy and regulations, and prepares comments, letters of support/opposition and provider testimonies on legislative and regulatory issues facing medical rehabilitation providers. AMRPA promotes the funding and conducting of research to advance the field and to develop evidence-based practice and public policy.

Information:
AMRPA keeps members informed of all significant policy, legislative and regulatory issues affecting medical rehabilitation providers through:

  • “Action Advisory Alerts:” timely electronic updates, along with the availability of pertinent documents.
  • Off the Record: A weekly electronic newsletter which provides summary information on current legislative and regulatory issues.
  • AMRPA Magazine: A monthly report on medical rehabilitation matters and trends, including in-depth analysis of legislative, regulatory and operational issues.
  • "Membership Calls:” held on an as needed basis to provide timely information on emerging developments and issues affecting the field.
  • eRehabData ® incorporates available data in advocacy and educational initiatives. It is owned by AMRPA.  AMRPA collects and distributes data and analysis of national and regional trends in medical rehabilitation to all members.

Education & Participation:
Regional meetings, web-based seminars, and multiple conferences throughout the year provide the latest intelligence, information and facts about the “hot” issues impacting medical rehabilitation providers including: legislative, regulatory, operational, financial and strategic issues. Members receive discounted and priority registration to all programs.

“Members Only” privileges include complete access to all information on the AMRPA website.

AMRPA supports members in their grassroots efforts to educate Congressional representatives on issues of importance to the medical rehabilitation community.

Members may increase their involvement by participating in AMRPA committees, and may request to be nominated to the Board of Directors.

All members are listed on and have online access to AMRPA’s Membership Directory.

Operational Assistance:
AMRPA researches, develops, and distributes specialized tool kits to support and assist members with key issues, such as the Medicare Appeals Approach.

AMRPA staff are available to facilitate access to information and expertise on a broad range of issues and business challenges.

Members can obtain information, submit queries, and post employment opportunities on the AMRPA website at no charge.

AMRPA is proud of the diverse and talented team of staff members that work cohesively to provide its members with the knowledge and tools to successfully navigate the challenges facing medical rehabilitation providers and adapt to the changing federal legislative and regulatory environment.