Drs. Abramoff and Verduzco-Gutierrez: In the News, February 9, 2022

Members & Publications

February 16, 2022

  • Benjamin Abramoff, MD, FAAPMR, Co-Chair of AAPM&R's Multidisciplinary PASC Collaborative, presented an overview of PASC as well as the Academy’s work during this “Long COVID & Fatiguing Illness Recovery Program ECHO” webinar. Alba Azola, MD and John Baratta, MD, MBA, FAAPMR also participated in the Q&A. Listen in.
  • Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR, professor and chair of the PM&R department at the University of Texas Health San Antonio and director of the COVID Recovery Clinic at University Health, discusses Long COVID symptoms and the debilitating impact it is causing on the workforce. 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.