Drs. Abramoff, Lis, & Russo: In the News, December 15, 2021

Members & Publications

December 15, 2021

  • Benjamin Abramoff, MD, FAAPMR, Co-Chair of AAPM&R's Multidisciplinary PASC Collaborative, discusses our new guidance statements on breathing discomfort and cognitive symptoms. Read more.
  • Susan Lis, MD, FAAPMR, discusses one of her patients who had a long battle with COVID-19. Read more.
  • David Russo, DO, FAAPMR, addresses how doctors should not be penalized for prescribing opioid alternatives. Read more.

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.