AAPM&R Members in the News: January 2016

Members & Publications


January 20, 2016

  • Eric Altschuler, MD, associate professor of PM&R at Temple University Hospital, used mirror therapy with a patient whose leg was amputated and suffered from “phantom pain.” Learn more.
  • Brent Bevard, DO, was recently welcomed back to Hattiesburg Clinic Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Congratulations, Dr. Bevard! Learn more.
  • Jaclyn Bonder, MD, is the medical director of women’s health rehabilitation in the division of rehabilitation medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Bonder specializes in women’s health rehabilitation with a pelvic floor and ob/gyn focus and was recently featured in Weill Cornell Medicine’s magazine in the article, “Our Bodies, Ourselves.” View the article here.
  • Seth Kaufman, DO, is now practicing with the Heart of Florida Physician Group Interventional Spine & Pain. Congratulations, Dr. Kaufman! Learn more.
  • Sarah Narayan, MD, physiatrist at Pioneer Spine and Sports Physicians, joined WAMC Northeast Public Radio for their weekly “Medical Monday” show. Learn more.
  • Julie Silver, MD, is an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and a member of the medical staff at Spaulding Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General, and Brigham Women’s Hospitals. Dr. Silver’s new book, Before and After Cancer Treatment, 2nd edition, is now available on Amazon. Her book aims at helping others recover from the exhaustion and physical devastation that often follows cancer treatment. Congratulations, Dr. Silver! Learn more here.
  • Jonathan Simhaee, MD, physiatrist at the Center for Pain Management, participated in a Q&A session focusing on his practice and interventional pain management. Learn more.
  • Your Academy is featured in an article by actor and writer Michael Ian Black on CBS News. Black shares his thoughts about New Year’s resolutions and mentions AAPM&R in his article, “Resolved: To make easy promises I can keep.” Read the full article here.

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.