Drs. Jayabalan and Simhaee: In the News, February 5, 2020

Members & Publications


February 5, 2020

  • Prakash Jayabalan, MD, PhD, FAAPMR, attending physician and clinician-scientist in sports medicine at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, recently won the institution’s Innovation in Teaching Award.
  • Jonathan Simhaee, MD, FAAPMR, spine and interventional pain management specialist at the Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, wrote an article about low back pain. Read it here.
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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.