AAPM&R Members in the News: October 2017

Members & Publications

October 25, 2017

  • Mary Apiafi, MD, physiatrist at Community Howard Regional Health, discusses the importance of a physical evaluation in adolescents involved in athletics. Read more.
  • Joseph DiPietro, MD, a 2017 graduate of Albany Medical College, recently joined North Oaks Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic. Read more.
  • Rebecca Dutton, MD, FAAPMR, an assistant professor in orthopaedics and rehabilitation at the University of New Mexico, is working with the Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital to test a new design that could help meet the unique needs of stroke and trauma survivors. Read more.
  • Gerard Francisco, MD, FAAPMR, chair and professor of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston McGovern Medical School, was one of 80 professionals elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Read more.
  • Flora Hammond, MD, FAAPMR, professor and chair of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Indiana University School of Medicine, as well as chief of medical affairs at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, is among the team of Indiana University researchers who received a $2.1 million federal grant to study the long-term impact of traumatic brain injuries. Read more.
  • Chiawen Lucy Liang, MD, FAAPMR, physiatrist at CNS Multispecialty Clinic, is featured in Dr. Paul Janson’s editorial, “First Person: The Next Chapter in My Medical Career.” Read more.
  • Howard Liss, MD, FAAPMR, physiatrist and founder of Howard Liss, MD Rehabilitation Institute, was recently named a "Regional Top Doctor" by Castle Connolly for 2017 and he will be included in New York Magazine Best Doctors. Read more.
  • Craig M. McDonald, MD, FAAPMR, professor of pediatrics, chair of the PM&R department, director of rehabilitation services and director of the neuromuscular disease clinics at UC Davis Health, has been appointed as the national principal investigator for the HOPE-2 Trial, run by Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. Read more.
  • Michael Y. Mizhiritsky, MD, FAAPMR, physical medicine and rehabilitation physician at New York Bone and Joint Specialists, has been named a 2017 Top Doctor in New York City. Read more.
  • Luga Podesta, MD, FAAPMR, assistant clinical professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and sports medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, recently joined Bluetail Medical Group in Naples, FL. Read more.
  • Jeffrey Radecki, MD, FAAPMR, chief of physiatry at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA was named to the Pennsylvania Medical Society's 2017 PA Top Physicians Under 40. Read more.
  • Adam L. Schreiber, DO, FAAPMR, recently joined Comprehensive Pain Solutions of New Jersey in Cherry Hill.
  • Kate Sigford, MD, FAAPMR, has been named as LifeScape’s new medical director of Rehabilitation Services. She will have oversight of rehabilitation and medically-complex services at LifeScape’s Specialty Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. Read more.
  • Karen A. Stanek, MD, PhD, FAAPMR, physician and founder of Northwest Medical Rehabilitation, was recognized by Continental Who's Who as a 2017 Pinnacle Professional of the Year in the medical field. Read more.

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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.