Drs. Alleva; Ciammaichella; Maddux: In the News, January 16, 2019

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January 16, 2019

  • Joseph Alleva, MD, FAAPMR, physiatrist at NorthShore University HealthSystem, discusses all about PM&R and his jiu-jitsu passion on a WGN Radio segment. Listen to the full recording.
  • Ellia Ciammaichella, DO, JD, PM&R resident at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston PM&R Program, voiced her objections to the proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, among many other protestors, which led to CMS delaying the overhaul of the E&M codes until 2021. Read more in this article. Back in June 2018, Dr. Ciammaichella also helped introduce an AMA resolution advocating for the separation of complex rehabilitation technology from the existing Medicare durable medical equipment benefit. This resolution is still under review by the AMA.
  • Jackson Maddux, MD, FAAPMR, has joined Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Associates in Faribault, MN. 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.