Drs. Ifejika, Klava, Nagel, Setliff, and Schaefer: In the News, August 1, 2018

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August 1, 2018

  • Nneka L. Ifejika, MD, MPH, FAAPMR, section chief of stroke rehabilitation at UT Southwestern Medical Center, recently received the Texas Health Resources Clinical Scholars Award. Dr. Ifejika is the first woman, first physiatrist, and the first African-American to receive this 3-year research grant.
  • William N. Klava, MD, FAAPMR, physiatrist at Sanford Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, discusses paralyzation after a spinal cord injury. Read more.
  • David J. Nagel, MD, FAAPMR, physiatrist at Concord Orthopaedics PA, shares his personal experience of why he became a physiatrist and what he's learned along the way. Read more.

  • Martin R. Setliff, MD, FAAPMR, physiatrist at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, discusses his patient's progress since using a new ambulator, which allows patients with mobility problems to walk on a treadmill. Read more.

  • Michael P. Schaefer, MD, FAAPMR, director of musculoskeletal physical medicine and rehabilitation at Cleveland Clinic, shares the importance of a comfortable mattress to avoid joint soreness. 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.