Inpatient Rehab Recommended for Stroke Rehab

Members & Publications

May 13, 2016

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) has issued its first guidelines on adult stroke rehabilitation calling for intensive, multidisciplinary treatment. Before leaving the hospital, patients and caregivers should receive a formal falls-prevention program to prevent accidents at home. Whenever possible, initial rehabilitation should take place in an inpatient rehabilitation facility rather than a nursing home.

AAPM&R member Joel Stein, MD, co-chaired the development of this first-ever issued guideline, along with Academy members Barbara Bates, MD, MBA; Richard L. Harvey, MD; and Richard Zorowitz, MD, who served as co-authors. View the AHA/ASA press release for more information. The Academy endorsed these guidelines and is published as an endorsing body in the final guideline publication.

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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.