AAPM&R Members in the News: March 2018

Members & Publications


March 28, 2018

  • Andrew Gitkind, MD, FAAPMR, medical director of the Montefiore Spine Group and associate director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Program at Montefiore Health System, discusses how he helps patients manage their pain without the use of opioids. Read more.
  • Brenna R. Green, DO, FAAPMR, medical director of the Spine, Joint and Pain Center at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, was listed as a 2018 Women in Business honoree by Murfreesboro MagazineRead more.
  • Rebecca Hayworth, MD, FAAPMR, physiatrist at Rehab Med H and H, is hosting an educational seminar about stroke in mid-April. Read more.
  • Darryl L. Kaelin, MD, FAAPMR, medical director of the Frazier Rehab Institute and president of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Joel Stein, MD, FAAPMR, from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York discuss the recent CMS policy change affecting the 3-hour threshold. Read more.
  • D.J. Kennedy, MD, FAAPMR, chair of the PM&R department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discusses the art of hip hinging. Read more.
  • Mooyeon Oh-Park, MD, FAAPMR, was recently named the new senior vice president and chief medical officer at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. Read more.
  • Antonio Quidgley-Nevares, MD, FAAPMR, chairman and associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Eastern Virginia Medical School, is featured in this “2018 Health Care Heroes” article. Read more.
  • Aurora Wong, MD, FAAPMR, was recently appointed as Sarasota Memorial’s new medical director of rehabilitation services. Dr. Wong is also a 2017 graduate of our Academy Leadership Program class. 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.