Drs. Annaswamy and Friedly: In the News, February 23, 2022

Members & Publications

February 24, 2022

  • Thiru Annaswamy, MD, MA, FAAPMR, professor in the department of PM&R at UT Southwestern Medical Center and AAPM&R's Strategic Coordinating Committee Chair of the Quality, Practice, Policy and Research Committee, has been named the new chair for the department of PM&R at Penn State College of Medicine effective September 1, 2022.
  • Janna Friedly, MD, MPH, FAAPMR, medical director of the University of Washington Medicine’s post-COVID-19 Rehabilitation and Recovery clinic, discusses Long COVID and the Academy’s PASC Dashboard in this article, “Seattle woman grapples with Long COVID as 20M in US also cope with chronic illness.” 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.