Drs. Cifu, Maltser, and Parziale: In the News, January 29, 2020

Members & Publications

January 29, 2020

  • David Cifu, MD, FAAPMR, professor and chair of the VCU School of Medicine's department of physical medicine and rehabilitation and AAPM&R past president, recently spoke on the lack of awareness surrounding traumatic brain injuries and combat-related brain injuries on National Public Radio. Listen to the recording.
  • Susan Maltser, DO, FAAPMR, who was recently promoted to chair of the rehabilitative medicine department at Glen Cove Hospital, is bringing joy to her hospital each and every day. Read more.
  • John Parziale, MD, FAAPMR, professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, was recently appointed as the chairperson of the Medical Advisory Board of the Workers' Compensation Court of Rhode Island—the first time in its 28-year history that a physiatrist has been appointed as chairperson.
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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.