Drs. Fredericson, Friedly, McKenzie and Verduzco-Gutierrez: In the News, May 11, 2022

Members & Publications

May 11, 2022

  • Michael Fredericson, MD, FAAPMR, discusses why many ankle injuries don’t fully heal in this New York Times article, “How to Avoid (and Fix) a Bum Ankle.” Read more.
  • Janna Friedly, MD, MPH, FAAPMR, discusses the challenges of meeting the demands of Long COVID care in this Axios article, "The business of treating long COVID." Read more.
  • Heather McKenzie, MD, FAAPMR and Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR, were recently announced as San Antonio’s 2022 outstanding women in medicine for physical medicine and rehabilitation. Congratulations!
  • Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR, discusses Long COVID rehabilitation and the root causes of Long COVID in these articles in Bloomberg and KENS 5, CBS San Antonio.

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.