Drs. Fleming, Simmonds and Suskauer: In the News, December 7, 2022

Members & Publications

December 7, 2022

  • Talya Fleming, MD, FAAPMR, Medical Director of the Post-COVID Rehabilitation Program at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, recently discussed long COVID brain fog in the Eat This, Not That article, “Symptoms to Watch for Months After COVID, Doctors Warn, Including Depression.” Read more.
  • Kent Simmonds, DO, PhD, a PGY2 at UT Southwestern, has been selected to receive the 2023 American Heart Association Stroke Rehabilitation Award. Congratulations, Dr. Simmonds!
  • Stacy Suskauer, MD, FAAPMR, Vice President of Pediatric Rehabilitation at Kennedy Krieger Institute, was recently featured in the WBALTV11 segment, “Here's how pediatric treatment for long COVID works.” 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.