Drs. Fleming, Fredericson, Spicer, Trovato and Verduzco-Gutierrez: In the News, March 17, 2021

Members & Publications

March 17, 2021

  • Talya K. Fleming, MD, FAAPMR, medical director of the Aftercare Program and Stroke Recovery Program at the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute was interviewed about Long COVID-19 symptoms, and preparing for the future treatment. Read more.
  • Michael Fredericson, MD, FAAPMR, director of PM&R sports medicine at Stanford University, was recently interviewed regarding the rise in ski injuries with COVID-19. Watch here.
  • Robert Spicer, MD, FAAPMR, is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Distinguished Doctor in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Read more.
  • Erika Trovato, DO, MS, FAAPMR, the director of the Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship Program and the associate director for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, talks about how you can lower your brain injury risk. Read more.
  • Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR, who runs the clinics at University Health and UT Health San Antonio for COVID-19 is thrilled the FDA approved the T-Detect COVID test, a brand new technology to diagnose patients with COVID-19. 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.