Geriatrics: Interviews with Our Liaisons to Get a Look at Why and How the Academy is Involved

Members & Publications


March 8, 2017

AAPM&R collaborates with many different organizations to advance the specialty and the work of physiatrists. Many of our members (your peers) work with the Academy to strengthen PM&R. In fact, we have more than 30 members who currently serve as Academy representatives to other specialty groups. These liaisons work with other organizations to make sure physiatry’s voice is heard and the issues that are important to Academy members are expressed.

In particular, 3 of our liaisons, Patrick Kortebein, MD, Dale C. Strasser, MD, and Richard D. Zorowitz, MD, currently work with organizations dedicated to improving the care of older adults. We connected with them to discuss the issues facing the geriatric community, their roles as Academy representatives, and its impact to physiatry.

Read the full interview in your March issue of The Physiatrist.

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.