AAPM&R Members in the News: February 2018

Members & Publications

February 28, 2018

  • Karen Barr, MD, FAAPMR, physiatrist at West Virginia University Medicine, provides important tips for stroke recovery. Read more.
  • Joy Durand, MD, FAAPMR, recently joined St. Luke’s Physical Medicine & Rehab Associates, and is continuing to serve as an officer in the Minnesota Air National Guard. Read more.
  • Steven R. Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR, professor and chair of rehabilitation at Rusk Rehabilitation and New York University (NYU) Langone Health, discusses the importance of utilizing PM&R services earlier in the care delivery process. Read more.
  • Stuart J. Glassman, MD, FAAPMR, rehabilitation medicine physician at Granite Physiatry, recently spoke on a New Hampshire Public Radio segment about the state's medical marijuana program. Read more.
  • Prathap Jayaram, MD, FAAPMR, director of regenerative sports medicine and assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine, discusses two types of stem cell therapies. Read more.
  • Karl Klamar, MD, FAAPMR, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, discusses a report from the CDC, which finds that head injuries hit 1 in 14 kids. Read more.
  • Edward Laskowski, MD, FAAPMR, co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, explains the importance of maintaining your workout routine in the winter, even though gyms are full of bacteria during cold season. Read more.
  • Eugene Roh, MD, FAAPMR, sports medicine specialist at Stanford Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic, is serving as a physician for Team USA during the 2018 Winter Olympics, which started last Friday. Read more.
  • Yolanda Scott, MD, FAAPMR, recently joined OrthoAtlanta, bringing her physiatry and interventional spine expertise to patients in communities including Douglasville, Villa Rica, and Carrollton. Read more.
  • Randel Swanson, II, DO, PhD, FAAPMR, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Penn Medicine, served as lead author for the recent study, “Neurological Manifestations Among US Government Personnel Reporting Directional Audible and Sensory Phenomena in Havana, Cuba.” 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.