Drs. Kupfer and Rho: In the News, November 20, 2019

Members & Publications

November 20, 2019

  • Mendel Kupfer, MD, FAAPMR, a physiatrist with Magee Rehabilitation Hospital - Jefferson Health and director of its SCI Medical Home, has been appointed to serve on the UnitedHealthcare (UHC) of Pennsylvania Community Plan’s Opioid Advisory Committee.
  • Monica Rho, MD, FAAPMR, chief of musculoskeletal medicine at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, was selected as one of the 40 Under 40 recipients for Crain’s Chicago Business. 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.