AAPM&R Members in the News: May 2017

Members & Publications


May 31, 2017

  • Barbara Browne, MD, FAAPMR, medical director of Magee Rehabilitation’s stroke and geriatrics program, has been named a “Top Doc” in physical medicine and rehabilitation by Philadelphia magazine. Learn more.
  • Katherine Dec, MD, FAAPMR, professor in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, was installed as the new president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) on Thursday, May 11. Dr. Dec is also the first PM&R president of AMSSM. 
  • Michael Fredericson, MD, FAAPMR, director of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Stanford Health Care and Mederic Hall, MD, FAAPMR, a sports medicine physiatrist at the University of Iowa Health Care, discuss the importance of seeking medical attention early in this U.S. News & World Report article. Read more.
  • Stanley Herring, MD, FAAPMR, director of the University of Washington Sports Health and Safety Institute, discusses why the new concussion protocol should not keep kids off the playing field and why exercise is essential to a child’s long-term health in this article in The Seattle TimesRead more.
  • Lanvin Taylor, DO, FAAPMR, physiatrist at IRMC Physician Group in Pennsylvania, discusses all about the specialty of physiatry in this article in the Olean Times HeraldRead more.
  • Matthew Terzella, MD, FAAPMR, is now a partner at Piedmont Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, PA in Greenville, SC. Read more.
  • Michael Yochelson, MD, MBA, FAAPMR, vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, has been named the chief medical officer at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, starting September 2017. Read more.
  • Richard Zorowitz, MD, FAAPMR, attending physician at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, has been elected to the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) Foundation Board of Directors. He will serve a 2-year term as the official AAPM&R representative. Thank you, Dr. Zorowitz for representing physiatry and the Academy!

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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.