New Research: Adults Over 50 Who Experience TBI May Have Higher Risk of Dementia

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February 1, 2018

Originally published in the American Medical Association's newsletter, AMA Morning Rounds®

"Adults over 50 who experience TBI may have higher risk of dementia"

Reuters (1/31, Weinstock) reports that according to a study published online Jan. 30 in PLoS One, the first year following a traumatic brain injury increases the risk of developing dementia by “four- to six-fold.” Researchers arrived at that finding after examining medical records from “3,329,360 men and women in Sweden over age 50 looking for diagnoses of dementia and any history of TBI.” Patrick Frost Bellgowan of the US National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke said, “I think this study is one of the strongest pieces of evidence to date that this relationship exists.” He added, “The study’s strength is its size and quality of the data.”


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.