Visioning PM&R Bold: A Sports Medicine Physiatrist’s Perspective on Optimizing Patient Care

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April 7, 2017

Ricardo ColbergPhysical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) has been at the forefront of health care for the past 100 years. Physiatrists have responded to global events by offering new medical services, including the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers with amputations and the community re-integration of patients with catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. The specialty’s mission is to assist patients in their recovery process from injuries by restoring function, promoting a collaborative effort across health-related disciplines, and ensuring that patients return to their daily activities or athletic performance at their optimal potential. We connected with Ricardo E. Colberg, MD, RMSK, FAAPMR, to hear his ideas for optimizing the current patient care model and how physiatrists can Be PM&R Bold in this new health care frontier.

Read your April issue of The Physiatrist for the full interview.

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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.