Drs. Charuk, Chiappini, Jani, Jones, and Martínez-Silvestrini: In the News, October 10, 2018

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October 10, 2018

  • George E. Charuk, DO, FAAPMR, recently joined Gateway Spine & Pain Physicians, a multi-site pain management practice serving the greater Chicago region. Read more.
  • Rocco A. Chiappini, MD, FAAPMR, recently joined Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) as regional director of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Read more.
  • Jay B. Jani, MBBS, FAAPMR, recently joined the Stormont Vail Health medical team and will practice as a physiatrist at Cotton O’Neil Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Read more.
  • Valerie A. Jones, MD, FAAPMR, physiatrist and medical director of admissions at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, shares her thoughts about why physiatrists may be able to help reduce the rates of obesity in America. Read more.
  • Julio A. Martínez-Silvestrini, MD, FAAPMR, CAQSM, medical director of Baystate Rehabilitation Care, discusses traumatic brain injuries in young athletes. 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.