Drs. Bates; Bowen; Elson; Kapteyn; Malanga: In the News, March 13, 2019

Members & Publications

March 13, 2019

  • Barbara Bates, MD, MBA, FAAPMR, was recently announced as the new medical center director of the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw. Read more.
  • Jay Bowen, DO, FAAPMR and Gerard Malanga, MD, FAAPMR, will be joining the Howard Liss, MD Rehabilitation Institute, founded by Academy member Howard Liss, MD, FAAPMR. Read more.
  • Lauren Elson, MD, FAAPMR, sports medicine physiatrist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, discusses the importance of stretching every day. Read more.
  • Reginald Kapteyn, DO, FAAPMR, physiatrist at Orthopedics Association of Muskegon, discusses all about physiatry in a Q&A article. 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.