Drs. Albers and Hatzakis: In the News, August 21, 2019

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August 21, 2019

  • James Albers, MD, FAAPMR, chairman of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center, discusses why students should not carry heavy backpacks because it could impact their core and spine that are still continuing to grow. Read more.
  • Michael Hatzakis, Jr., MD, FAAPMR, director of musculoskeletal medicine at Overlake Medical Center & Clinics, shares how his organization uses the Epic system to combat the opioid crisis. 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.