AAPM&R Members in the News: September 2016

Members & Publications


September 27, 2016

  • Cheri Blauwet, MD, instructor at Harvard Medical School and sports medicine physiatrist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is featured in this article showcasing her experience as a Paralympian. Dr. Blauwet now serves as the chair of the International Paralympic Committee’s Medical Committee and was featured in our August issue of The Physiatrist. Read more.
  • Craig DiTommaso, MD, assistant professor of PM&R at Baylor College of Medicine, discusses the importance of giving the brain time to heal after a concussion in the article, “Don’t be hard-headed about concussion recovery.” Read more.
  • Alberto Esquenazi, MD, AAPM&R past president and chief medical officer of MossRehab, was featured on CBS Philly to discuss new technology that makes artificial limbs work like the real thing. Read more.
  • Donald Peck Leslie, MD, recently joined Accord Services® as its new medical advisor. Dr. Leslie joined Accord Services® because of its long-standing commitment to providing successful clinical outcomes for patients with catastrophic brain and spinal cord injuries. Congratulations, Dr. Leslie! Read more.

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.