Drs. Carayannopoulos; Greenwald; Kaplan: In the News, January 9, 2019

Members & Publications

January 9, 2019

  • Alexios G. Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH, FAAPMR, has been appointed chief of Rhode Island Hospital’s newly-created physical medicine and rehabilitation department. Read more.
  • Brian D. Greenwald, MD, FAAPMR, medical director of the Center for Head Injuries and the associate medical director of JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, discusses treatment and symptoms of traumatic brain injury, and shares information on a current research study in a new podcast. Listen to it.
  • Naomi M. Kaplan, MBBS, PM&R resident at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell PM&R Program, discusses food allergies in her article, "1 In 10 American Adults Have Food Allergies, But Nearly Twice As Many Think They Do." 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.