Kathleen R. Bell, MD, FAAPMR, to Receive Prestigious Frank H. Krusen, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award

Members & Publications


May 18, 2017

BellYour Academy is pleased to announce that Kathleen R. Bell, MD, FAAPMR, is the 2017 Frank H. Krusen, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Dr. Bell is receiving the Academy's highest honor, which is given to a member who has provided outstanding and unique contributions to the specialty of PM&R in the areas of patient care, research, education, literary contributions, community service, and involvement in Academy activities. 

Dr. Bell served as AAPM&R President in 2015. Her generous commitment, extensive service, and continued leadership have been invaluable to the Academy and to the specialty. Please join your Academy and the Awards Committee in congratulating Dr. Bell, who along with the other 2017 AAPM&R award recipients, will be recognized at the 2017 Annual Assembly. Thank you to the many Academy members who submitted award nominations. A full slate of winners will be announced this summer.

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.