Drs. Baratta, Bell, Blauwet, Friedly, Houtrow, Isidro and Paul: In the News, March 24, 2021

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March 24, 2021

  • John Michael Baratta, MD, MBA, FAAPMR, opens a clinic and teams up with UNC Health Center & Medicine to explain the long-term impact of COVID-19. Watch here.
  • Kathleen Bell, MD, FAAPMR, said experts believe that COVID-10 symptoms can affect the brain as well as the rest of the body. Read more.
  • Cheri Blauwet, MD, FAAPMR gives tips on how to return to an outdoor workout routine. Read more.
  • Janna Friedly, MD, MPH, FAAPMR suggests taking a holistic approach and focusing on physical therapy throughout the COVID-19 recovery process. Read more.
  • Amy Houtrow, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAPMR gives her testimony to the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging, addressing health care needs for at-risk Americans. Watch the full hearing here.
  • Tracey Isidro, MD, PGY4 at Baylor College of Medicine and future sports medicine fellow at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine/Queens, is the only Baylor trainee selected for the prestigious 2021 Women of Excellence Award for her exceptional dedication and leadership for issues that affect women, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read more.
  • Scott Paul, MD, FAAPMR has been elected to the National Academies of Practice (NAP) as a Distinguished Practitioner & Fellow. 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.