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Active Liaisons

Every year, AAPM&R is represented on a multitude of activities including focus groups, committees, standing committees, and technical expert panels to influence the ways physicians practice and improve the quality of patient care. Your Academy Liaisons, appointed by the Evidence, Quality, and Performance Committee (EQPC), represent PM&R nationally by sounding the physiatric voice on various topics including a wide variety of conditions and treatments that span the clinical areas of each Member Council. Explore the sections below to find:


Current Liaisons

2018 - Present

  • National Quality Forum (NQF) Trauma Outcomes Committee
    • Kurtis Hoppe, MD
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)/Acumen MACRA Episode-Based Cost Measure - Non-Spine Musculoskeletal Disease Management Subcommittee (Wave 2)
    • Andrew Gordon, MD
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)/Acumen MACRA Episode-Based Cost Measure - Spine Musculoskeletal Disease Management Subcommittee (Wave 2)   
    • Larry Frank, MD
  • Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Expert Consensus Statement on Evaluation and Management of Arrhythmic Risk in Neuromuscular Disorders
    • Joseph Hornyak, MD

2017 - Present

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)/Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. (HSAG) Quality Measure Development Plan: Supporting the Transition to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) Technical Expert Panel (TEP)
    • Mark Huang, MD
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Concussion Management Measure Set Development Workgroup
    • Arthur De Luigi, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Glenohumeral Joint Osteoarthritis Workgroup
    • Nitin Jain, MD
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)/ RTI Development and Maintenance of Quality Measures for Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP)
    • Azlan Tariq, MD
  • National Quality Forum (NQF) Post-Acute Care/Long-Tem Care Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) Committee
    • Kurtis Hoppe, MD     

2016 - Present

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)/American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Quality Measures for Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Workgroup
    • William Jones, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Performance Measure Development for Surgical Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee (SMOAK) Workgroup
    • Mark I. Ellen, MD
  • Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) Care Coordination Technical Expert Panel (TEP)
    • Samiel Bierner, MD
  • Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) Cancer Technical Expert Panel (TEP)
    • Andrea Cheville, MD and Eric Wisotzky, MD
  • Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) Quality Improvement Advisory Committee
    • Alan Novick, MD
  • Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) National Quality Registry Network Steering Committee
    • Andrew Friedman, MD
  • Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) Measure Advisory Committee
    • John Lesher, MD
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) MACRA Technical Expert Panel (TEP)
    • Eric Wisotzky, MD
  • Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Research Committee on Current Knowledge Gaps and Care Needs for Hospitalized Patients.
    • Bruce Pomeranz, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Surgical Management of OA of the Knee Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) Voting Panel
    • Neil Segal, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Performance Measures Management of ACL Injuries Workgroup
    • Kevin Vincent, MD

2015 - Present

  • National Quality Forum (NQF) Neurology Project
    • Ross Zafonte, MD      

2014 - Present

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) OA: Function & Pain Measure Development Workgroup
    • Neil Segal, MD
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Post-Intensive Care Syndrome Guideline Development Workgroup
    • Mary Catherine Spires, MD        
  • National Quality Forum (NQF) Person & Family Centered Care Standing Committee
    • Samuel Bierner, MD
  • National Quality Forum (NQF) Primary Care and Chronic Illness (formerly MSK) Standing Committee
    • Thiru Annaswamy, MD and Chris Visco, MD

 


American College of Surgeons / Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery
Richard D. Zorowitz, MD, Representative

American College of Surgeons / Geriatric Trauma Initiative
Dale C. Strasser, MD, Representative

American Geriatric Society / Council of Surgical Subspecialties
Patrick M. Kortebein, MD, Liaison

American Medical Association / House of Delegates
Susan Lee Hubbell, MD, Chair, Delegate
Stuart J. Glassman, MD, Delegate

American Medical Association / Opioid Task Force
Ameet S. Nagpal, MD, MS, MEd, Official Representative  


American Medical Association / Pain Care Coalition
Erik Shaw, DO, Official Representative  


American Medical Association / Resident/Fellow Section

Julie E. Witkowski, MD, Representative


American Medical Association / Scope of Practice Partnership
Susan Lee Hubbell, MD, Liaison

American Medical Association / RUC Advisor

Matthew J. Grierson, MD, RUC Advisor
Barry S. Smith, MD, Alternate RUC Advisor

American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Advisor
Annie Purcell, DO, CPT Advisor

American Medical Association / Young Physicians Section
Carlo Milani, MD, MBA

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Gregory M. Worsowicz, MD, MBA

Commission for Motion Laboratory Accreditation, Inc.
Dennis Matthews, MD, Representative

Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities (CARF)
Steve M. Gnatz, MD, Representative

Commission on Cancer
Eric M. Wisotzky, MD

Joint Commission Hospital Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC)
Barry S. Smith, MD, Representative

Joint Commission Long Term Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC)
Jeanne G. Doherty, MD, Representative

Joint Commission on Sports Medicine & Science (JCSMS)
Jonathan Halperin, MD, Representative

National Quality Forum
Kurtis M. Hoppe, MD, Liaison

Paralyzed Veterans of America/Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine
Jeffrey A. Strommen, MD, Representative

Physicians Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI)
John Lesher, MD, MPH MD, Primary Representative

Spine Intervention Society – Multi-Society Pain Workgroup
Annie Purcell, DO
Scott Horn, DO

United States Bone & Joint Initiative (USBJI) - Burden of Musculoskeletal Disease Publication
Jonathan S. Kirschner, M.D. RMSK, Steering Committee