AAPM&R Members in the News: December 2017

Members & Publications

December 28, 2017

  • Michele Arnold, MD, FAAPMR, executive director of rehabilitation and performance medicine at Swedish Medical Center, discusses stingers and neck injuries in the NFL in this FOX News article, “Why doctors say Chancellor and Avril’s neck injuries could be career-threatening.” Read more.
  • Ahmed Ayoub, MD, FAAPMR, recently joined the medical staff at McLaren Flint. Read more.
  • Cheri Blauwet, MD, FAAPMR, instructor at Harvard Medical School and sports medicine physiatrist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, talks about her personal experience as a physician in this New York Times article, “I Use a Wheelchair. And Yes, I’m Your Doctor.” Read more.
  • Andrea Cheville, MD, FAAPMR, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic, is a co-author of a viewpoint article, “Management of Chronic Pain in the Aftermath of the Opioid Backlash,” published in JAMA. Read more.
  • Jonathan Halperin, MD, FAAPMR, chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego, is president of the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Science (JCSMS) and serves as AAPM&R’s representative to JCSMS. At the 2017 AAPM&R Annual Assembly, he interviewed Edward Laskowski, MD, FAAPMR, who is the co-director of the Mayo Sports Medicine Clinic. In the interview, Dr. Laskowski discusses the exciting new programs that are occurring in sports medicine, exercise, fitness, and sports science at the Mayo Clinic. Listen to the interview here.
  • Daniel Painter, MD, 2017 graduate of MetroHealth Medical Center Case Western Reserve University, recently joined SwedishAmerican. Read more.

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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.