Drs. Greiss, Keating, Reynolds, Smith, and Tiu: In the News, July 25, 2018

Members & Publications


July 25, 2018

  • Christine Greiss, DO, FAAPMR, director of the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Concussion Program, shares her opinion on kids playing youth football in an article on NJ Spotlight. This was part of a point/counterpoint series, "Football Participation and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy," published in the PM&R Journal.
  • Casey Keating, MD, FAAPMR, physiatrist at Renown Medical Group, discusses solutions for back pain in this quick video. Watch it here.
  • Tom Reynolds, MD, FAAPMR, physiatrist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, discusses the possible causes of back pain and treatment in this U.S. News & World Report article, "Which Doctor Can Help Me With Back Pain?". Read more.
  • Barry S. Smith, MD, FAAPMR, professor emeritus in the PM&R department at the Baylor College of Medicine and AAPM&R past president, was recently elected as the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Chair of its Board of Directors. Read more.
  • Timothy Tiu, MD, FAAPMR, physiatrist at Montefiore Health System/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, wrote the article, "How You Can Help Prevent and Treat Musculoskeletal Injuries," in U.S. News & World Report. 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.