Drs. Herring, Krabak and Smith: In the News, June 15, 2022

Members & Publications

June 16, 2022

  • Stanley Herring, MD, FAAPMR, is retiring as a team physician after 30 years with the Seattle Seahawks. Dr. Herring is a pioneer in the field of player safety and helped get laws passed aimed to reduce concussion risk and protect student athletes. He was also the Academy’s 2021 Frank H. Krusen, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Congratulations on an amazing career, Dr. Herring! Read more.
  • Brian Krabak, MD, MBA, FAAPMR, has been named a team physician for USA Swimming for the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The 2022 FINA World Championships will take place from June 18-26. Congratulations, Dr. Krabak! Read more.
  • Sean Smith, MD, FAAPMR, was recently featured in an interview about ALS and Lou Gehrig Day. 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.