Symposium on Long COVID—Examining the Working Definition

Members & Publications

June 21, 2023

On June 22-23, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine will be hosting an in-person and virtual workshop focused on examining the working definition for Long COVID. This past April, we announced that Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR, was appointed to the National Academies committee that is examining the current working definition for Long COVID. AAPM&R proudly nominated Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez to this committee and she will be moderating one of the sessions during this workshop, “Impacts of Long COVID on Health and Socio-Economic Well-Being and Implications for Defining Long COVID.” Learn more and register.
Additionally, on June 29-30, the National Academies will be hosting a separate in-person and virtual workshop focused on infection-associated chronic illnesses. Several chronic illnesses, from persistent Lyme disease to Long COVID, have been associated with prior infectious disease; however, the mechanisms of the development and link between infection and long-lasting symptoms remain poorly understood. This leads to limited treatment options for the often-debilitating symptoms of infection-associated chronic illnesses. This workshop will explore common biological and clinical factors related to infection-associated chronic illnesses, potential strategies to treat or prevent disease progression and more. Learn more and register.

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.