Drs. Dugan and Gittler: In the News, April 22, 2020

Members & Publications


April 22, 2020

  • Sheila A. Dugan, MD, FAAPMR, chief of the division of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rush University Medical Center, wrote an article, “COVID-19 Offers Opportunity for More Equality in Health Care” for Modern Healthcare (a subscription is required to view the article). Read it here.
  • Michelle S. Gittler, MD, FAAPMR, medical director at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital and AAPM&R President, spoke to NBC Chicago about, “Chicago’s Other Pandemic: Gun Violence” in this article and corresponding video.
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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.