Drs. Laskowski, Merritt and Van Dien: In the News, June 23, 2021

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June 23, 2021

  • Edward Laskowski, MD, FAAPMR, a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic, touches on musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace. Read more.
  • Lisa Merritt, MD, FAAPMR, AAPM&R Board of Governors Member-at-Large, was a featured speaker earlier today for the Play Like a Champion Sports Leadership Conference. Read more.
  • Craig Van Dien, MD, FAAPMR, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, addresses how combat sports can lead to common injuries and what you can do to prevent this. 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.