AAPM&R Members in the News: December 2016

Members & Publications


December 21, 2016

  • Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez, MD, PhD, an AAPM&R Evidence Committee member, testified on December 9 on the applicability of H-CAHPS Pain Measures on behalf of the Academy during the National Quality Forum (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) Hospital Workgroup Meeting. Read more.
  • Sunil Kothari, MD, medical director of the Disorders of Consciousness Program at TIRR Memorial Hermann and assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine, is helping East Baton Rouge Deputy Nick Tullier recover from life-threatening gunshot wounds to the head, abdomen, and shoulder. Tullier was 1 of 6 Baton Rouge police officers shot during a July 17 ambush attack that left 3 dead and 3 critically injured. 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.