Congratulations to the 2017 PM&R Journal Best Paper Award Recipients

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November 6, 2017

Foundation for PM&R/PM&R Best Original Research Award

Human Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stromal/Stem Cells Remain Viable and Metabolically Active Following Needle Passage.“

Kentaro Onishi, DO, Dakota L. Jones, BS, Scott M. Riester, MD, Eric A. Lewallen, PhD, David G. Lewallen, MD, Jacob L. Sellon, MD, Allan B. Dietz, PhD, Wenchun Qu, MD, PhD, Andre J. van Wijnen, PhD, Jay Smith, MDPM&R 2016; 8: 844-854

PM&R Best Paper Original Research-International

“Effects of Cervical Extension on Deformation of Intervertebral Disk and Migration of Nucleus Pulposus”

Yoon-Ho Kim, BSc, Sung-In Kim, BSc, Seongjun Park, MSc, Sung Hwan Hong, MD, PhD, Sun G. Chung, MD, PhD, PM&R 2017; 9:329-338.

PM&R Best Young Investigator Original Research Paper

Transition of Care in Adolescents With Cerebral Palsy: A Survey of Current Practices

Ashlee Bolger, MD, Jilda Vargus-Adams, MD, MSc, Mary McMahon, MD, PM&R 2017; 9:258-264 

All original research articles published (in print) in PM&R between July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017 were eligible for this year’s award. The final selection was made by a committee appointed by the editor-in-chief. Selection criteria included the following: 

  • The importance of the contribution of the manuscript to the clinical or basic science related to physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Relevance to clinical practice.
  • The quality of the research methodology and interpretation of the findings.
  • Quality of the writing.

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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.