Drs. Enriquez and Verduzco-Gutierrez: In the News, May 18, 2022

Members & Publications

May 18, 2022

  • Renee Enriquez, MD, FAAPMR, a PM&R physician at UT Southwestern Medical Center, discusses the strain that phones can cause to your body in this Today Online article, “Phones do a number on our physical health.” 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, answers questions related to Long COVID in this Be Latina interview, “We Spoke to Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez about Long COVID —This is What She Had to Say.” 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.