Award-Winning Articles from PM&R

Members & Publications

September 12, 2018

PM&R congratulates the recipients of the following three Best Paper Awards: 

Foundation for PM&R/ PM&R Best Original Research Award

"Anxiety and Insomnia in Young and Middle-Aged Adult Hip Pain Patients With and Without Femoroacetabular Impingement and Developmental Hip Dysplasia"

Heidi Prather, DO, Andrew Creighton, DO, Chris Sorenson, PhD, Scott Simpson, MD, Maria Reese, MD, Devyani Hunt, MD, Monica Rho, MD

PM&R 2018; 10: 455-461

PM&R Best Paper Original Research-International

"Early Intra-articular Corticosteroid Injection Improves Pain and Function in Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder: 1-Year Retrospective Longitudinal Study"     

Jung Hwan Ahn, Doo-Hyung Lee, Hyuncheol Kang, Michael Y. Lee, Dae Ryong Kang, Seung-Hyun Yoon      

PM&R 2018; 10:19-27

PM&R Best Young Investigator Original Research Paper

"Pharmacogenomic Variability of Oral Baclofen Clearance and Clinical Response in Children With Cerebral Palsy"    

Matthew J. McLaughlin, Yang He, Janice Brunstrom-Hernandez, Liu Lin Thio, Bruce C. Carleton, Colin J.D. Ross, Andrea Gaedigk, Andrew Lewandowski, Hongying Dai, William J. Jusko, J. Steven Leeder 

PM&R 2018; 10: 235-244

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All original research articles published (in print) in PM&R between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018, were eligible for this year’s awards. The final selection was made by a committee appointed by the Editor-in-Chief. Selection criteria included the following: 

  • The importance of the contribution of the manuscript to the clinical or basic science related to physical medicine and rehabilitation.
  • Relevance to clinical practice.
  • The quality of the research methodology and interpretation of the findings.
  • Quality of the writing.

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.