Drs. Barshikar & Kennedy: In the News, September 15, 2021

Members & Publications

September 15, 2021

  • Surendra Barshikar, MD, FAAPMR, Medical Director of the Parkland Health & Hospital System COVID Recover Clinic, discusses Long COVID symptoms in patients. Read more.
  • D.J. Kennedy, MD, FAAPMR, Professor and Chair of the Department of PM&R at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Chair of AAPM&R’s Inclusion and Engagement Committee, was quoted in the MedPage Today article, “Doctors Work to Treat, Understand Post-Vaccine Shoulder Injury.” 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.