Drs. Luke and Sandel: In the News, January 19, 2022

Members & Publications

January 19, 2022

  • Ofure Luke, MD, FAAPMR, physiatrist at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute’s Post-COVID Recovery Center Rehabilitation Program, discusses one of her patients’ recovery story after he contracted COVID-19 while receiving care at an inpatient rehabilitation facility after a motorcycle accident. Read more.
  • Elizabeth Sandel, MD, FAAPMR, a traumatic brain injury researcher and AAPM&R Past President, was mentioned in this Forbes article, "Why One Pro Cyclist Traded The Tour De France For Vermont’s Gravel Roads," where the author used Dr. Sandel's book, Shaken Brain, to learn about concussions. 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.