Drs. Granger, Melvin, Schaefer & Verduzco-Gutierrez: In the News, April 21, 2021

Members & Publications

April 21, 2021

  • The late Carl Granger, MD, gifted the University of Buffalo $10 million that will fund university-wide diversity initiatives and student scholarships and to establish endowed faculty positions. Read more. Dr. Granger’s contributions to the field were remembered by John Melvin, MD, FAAPMR last year. Read more.
  • Michael P. Schaefer, MD, FAAPM&R discusses nonsurgical knee OA care options with Orthopedics TodayRead more.
  • Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR addresses how exercise is medicine and how it can lower the chance of severe COVID-19 symptoms in MedscapeRead 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.