AAPM&R Members in the News: November 2016

Members & Publications


November 29, 2016

  • Pablo Celnik, MD, director of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins, discusses results from a recent study in the article, "Researchers use video game-like test to study learning and recovery in stroke patients." Read more.
  • Joseph Herrera, DO, chairman of the department of rehabilitation medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and associate professor of rehabilitation medicine, published his article, "How to manage pain without taking powerful drugs," in NY Daily NewsRead more.
  • Ronald T. Stephens, MD, reached a milestone achieved by no other physiatrist: he is the first PM&R physician to be promoted to the rank of brigadier general (BG) in any service within the Department of Defense. Congratulations, Dr. Stephens! Read more.
  • Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, medical director of the brain injury and stroke program at TIRR Memorial Hermann, discusses depression in stroke survivors and how to improve recovery. Read more.
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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.