Drs. Ifejika, Kaplan, Schultz and Verduzco-Gutierrez: In the News, April 6, 2022

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April 7, 2022

  • Nneka Ifejika, MD, MPH, FAAPMR, an associate professor of PM&R at UT Southwestern Medical Center and section chief of stroke rehabilitation, was interviewed by Entertainment Tonight discussing aphasia and potential treatment options. Read more.
  • Naomi Kaplan, MBBS, FAAPMR, an attending physiatrist at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, discusses World Lymphedema Day. Read more.
  • Billie Schultz, MD, FAAPMR, a physiatrist at Mayo Clinic, discusses what can be done to help Long COVID patients experiencing "brain fog." Read more.
  • 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, was interviewed for a podcast discussing Long COVID as well as AAPM&R’s PASC Collaborative. 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.