Drs. Carpenter, Frates, Gilbert-Baffoe, Jayabalan, Sun, and Thomas: In the News, October 23, 2019

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October 23, 2019

  • D'Wan J. Carpenter, DO, MS, FAAPMR, recently joined the North Oaks Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinic in Hammond, LA. Read more.
  • Elizabeth Frates, MD, clinical assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, shares tips on keeping health habits on track during the holidays. Read more.
  • Ekua B. Gilbert-Baffoe, MD, FAAPMR, recently joined Riverside Healthcare in Kankakee, IL. Read more.
  • Prakash S. Jayabalan, MD, PhD, FAAPMR, physician-scientist at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, develops personalized rehabilitation programs that are most likely to ease pain and aid in recovery. Read more.
  • Amy F. Sun, MD, FAAPMR, physiatrist at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, helped a Chicago police officer recover from gun shot wounds. Read more.
  • Jennifer M. Thomas, MD, FAAPMR, recently joined Vernon Jubilee Hospital in Canada. 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.