Drs. Fredericson, Hagan, Jayaram, Restrepo, Tekmyster and Vuong: In the News, December 16, 2020

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December 16, 2020

  • Michael Fredericson, MD, FAAPMR, director of PM&R sports medicine at Stanford University, was recently featured in a few interviews on preventing shin splintslowering the risk of injury in those who play racket sports and the health benefits of stretching.
  • Kenton Hagan, MD, the team physician for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, was featured in a podcast discussing COVID-19, his role as team physician for the University of Arkansas and how the Southeastern Conference is handling college athletics during this time. Listen in.
  • Prathap Jayaram, MD, FAAPMR, director of regenerative sports medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, served as the lead investigator of an in vivo study demonstrating efficacy of platelet-rich plasma with clinical-level formulations. Read more.
  • Jose Andres Restrepo, MD, FAAPMR, medical director for outpatient rehabilitation at Miami Neuroscience Institute, shared his thoughts on how you can prevent the most common holiday injuries. Read more.
  • Gene Tekmyster, DO, FAAPMR, physiatrist at Keck Medicine of USC, discusses “Is Running Bad for Your Knees?” on the Healthy Runner Podcast. Listen in.
  • Bryant Vuong, DO, FAAPMR, a physiatrist with Lee Health, discusses the importance of rehabilitation after stroke. 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.