AAPM&R Members in the News: April 2018

Members & Publications


April 25, 2018

  • Alba Azola, MD, PGY2 at Johns Hopkins University, discusses dysphagia in this U.S. News & World Report article, “Aging Can Be Tough to Swallow.” Read more.
  • Gregory Burkard Jr., DO, has recently joined the Barton Health team. Read more.
  • David Crandell, MD, FAAPMR, medical director of the amputee program at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, discusses the price tag of prosthetic devices in this Fox News article, "5 years on, marathon bomb survivors inspire medical advances." Read more.Dr. Crandell was also one of our plenary speakers at the 2017 Annual Assembly. His presentation, "The Specialty of Hope: How Physiatry Made Boston Strong" is being published in the PM&R Journal. Learn more.
  • Molly Fuentes, MD, MS, FAAPMR, assistant professor at Seattle Children's Hospital, was the study leader of "Many U.S. kids with brain injuries not getting needed rehab." Read more.
  • Michael Hatzakis, Jr., MD, FAAPMR, physiatrist at Overlake Medical Center, shares his thoughts on what employers can do to keep their employees safe, fit, and healthy in an article in 425 Business magazine.
  • Susan Hubbell, MD, FAAPMR, physiatrist at Physical Medicine Associates of NW Ohio, was recently elected as president elect of the Ohio State Medical Association. Dr. Hubbell's term as president starts in April 2019.
  • Gaurav Kapur, MD, FAAPMR, recently joined the William W. Backus Hospital as its new interventional spine physician. Read more.
  • Raj Mitra, MD, FAAPMR, professor and chairman of the department of rehabilitation medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, will be honored at a special reception on May 3 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in recognition of receiving the Senator Bob Dole Professorship in Spine Outcomes Research.
  • Joel Stein, MD, FAAPMR, professor of rehabilitation medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and physiatrist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, discusses stroke rehabilitation challenges that go beyond the physical. 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.