Congratulations to AAPM&R’s 2015-2017 Academy Leadership Program Class

Members & Publications

December 7, 2015

Your Academy is pleased to introduce the new class of the Academy Leadership Program! The following 10 candidates were chosen from a large pool of excellent applicants and will be trained and encouraged to take on leadership roles at the conclusion of the 2-year program.Leadership Program

  • Shane Burr, MD, The Physician Network
  • Alexios Carayannopolous, DO, Comprehensive Spine Center
  • Mehul Desai, MD, MPH, Minnesota Advance Pain Specialists
  • Carl Gelfius, MD, FAAPMR, FAANEM, Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Corinne Layne-Stuart, DO, West Virginia Unive25rsity
  • Annie Purcell, DO, Redding Spine & Sports Medicine
  • Jeffrey Radecki, MD, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Monica Rho, MD, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, UT Health Science Center
  • Aurora Wong, MD, North Mississippi Medical Center

Check out your October/November issue of The Physiatrist to learn more about their involvement with the Academy.

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.