Drs. Azola, Baratta, Bell, Neal and Sholas: In the News, June 8, 2022

Members & Publications

June 8, 2022

  • Alba Azola, MD, co-director of the PM&R Post-Acute Covid Team Clinic at Johns Hopkins and a member of AAPM&R’s PASC collaborative, was recently featured in this Washington Post article discussing Long COVID, "How Long COVID could change the way we think about disability." Read more.
  • John Baratta, MD, MBA, FAAPMR and Kathleen Bell, MD, FAAPMR, discuss the patterns emerging as more patients are being referred to post-COVID-19 clinics in this Infectious Disease Special Edition article, “Long COVID: Learning as We Go.” Read more.
  • Jacqueline Neal, MD, MSE, FAAPMR was recently awarded the Wolcott Award for Excellence, which is presented to a VA healthcare practitioner who is deserving of special recognition for their contributions in enhancing clinical care. The award is the highest honor for healthcare providers within the VA. Congratulations, Dr. Neal! Read more.
  • Maurice Sholas, MD, PhD, FAAPMR, answers questions about his work as a pediatric PM&R physician in this American Medical Association Q&A article, “Kids with disabilities make big milestones with this doctor.” 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.