AAPM&R Members in the News: February 2016

Members & Publications


February 16, 2016

  • Kathleen Bell, MD, AAPM&R past president and chair of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at UT Southwestern Medical Center, was interviewed by iHEART radio this week about concussion. The segment will air on Sunday, February 7 at 11 am CT on 1190 Talk Radio Dallas. You can also listen to the segment online as well as their app. Be sure to tune in!
  • Brenda Dierschke, MD, was recently hired as a physiatrist at ThedaCare Orthopedic Care in Appleton, WI. Congratulations, Dr. Dierschke! Learn more.
  • Andy Donlan, MD, MS, discusses Deputy Dave Dempsey's rehabilitation after he was shot in the head 6 weeks ago while responding to an armed robbery. Learn more.
  • Andrew Haig, MD, president of Haig et al., Consulting and professor emeritus, active at the University of Michigan, published his article, “Improved Spine Care Means Giving Physiatrists Playing Time,” in Managed Care magazine. Learn more.
  • Javier Soares-Velez, MD, was recently hired as a physiatrist at Riverview Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital in Red Bank, NJ. Congratulations, Dr. Soares-Velez! Learn more. 

Do you have a newsworthy story to share with your peers? Send us an email at pressinquiries@aapmr.org.

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.