Drs. Bell, Seetharama and Yang: In the News, February 2, 2022

Members & Publications

February 2, 2022

  • Kathleen Bell, MD, FAAPMR, professor and chair of the department of PM&R at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, discusses Long COVID symptoms in this article, "Long COVID is Real, and Many Real Questions Remain." Read more.
  • Subramani Seetharama, MD, FAAPMR, chief of PM&R at Hartford Healthcare, was recently featured on his local news speaking about physiatry and what physiatrists can do for patients. Read more.
  • Aaron Yang, MD, FAAPMR, associate professor in the PM&R department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was recently announced as an inaugural member of the Vanderbilt Academy for Excellence in Clinical Medicine. 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.