Drs. Finn, Fredericson, and Harris: In the News, July 29, 2020

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July 29, 2020

  • Kenneth Finn, MD, FAAPMR, of Springs Rehabilitation PC, recently had his new textbook published, Cannabis in Medicine. Dr. Finn has been practicing pain medicine in Colorado for more than 25 years and spent 4 years on Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Scientific Advisory Council.
  • Michael Fredericson, MD, FAAPMR, director of PM&R sports medicine at Stanford University, along with his Co-PI at UCLA have been awarded another 3-year grant to implement their injury prevention program at all Pac-12 schools, “Overuse Injuries/Injury Prevention: Improving Bone Health and Reducing the Incidence of Bone Stress Injuries in Pac-12 Distance Runners: An Implementation Plan Focusing on Health Promotion, Optimal Fueling, and Changing Culture.” Dr. Fredericson is also a co-investigator on two other recent Pac-12 supported studies.
  • Philip Harris, MD, FAAPMR, chairman of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Brookdale Hospital, discusses a possible link between COVID-19 and Guillain-Barre syndrome. 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.