Recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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September 27, 2019

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of finding breast cancer early. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms, and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. Learn more here.

How is AAPM&R Getting Involved?

AAPM&R is a member of the Commission on Cancer (CoC). The CoC, established by the American College of Surgeons in 1922, is a consortium of more than 50 professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

Academy member Julie K. Silver, MD, FAAPMR, attending physician at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, will serve as our new liaison to the Commission. Dr. Silver takes over for Eric Wisotzky, MD, FAAPMR, who served as our liaison for the past 3 years.

AAPM&R members include physiatrists who are experts in the rehabilitation of cancer patients and survivors, and can provide critical cancer rehabilitation expertise to the CoC. PM&R prides itself in being a collaborative specialty, and working with the CoC will strengthen both patient care and further integration of physiatry into cancer rehabilitation. 

Thank you, Dr. Silver and Dr. Wisotzky, for serving the Academy and helping move PM&R forward!


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.