Drs. Barshikar, Cabrera, Bell, Charnoff, Greiss, Payne: In the News, July 21, 2021

Members & Publications


July 22, 2021

  • Surendra Barshikar, MD, FAAPMR, director of UT Southwestern Medical Center’s “COVID Recover” rehabilitation program, discusses more about the program along with Juan Cabrera, MD, FAAPMR and Kathleen Bell, MD, FAAPMR. Read more.
  • Jesse Charnoff, MD, FAAPMR, a physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery Long Island, shares recommendations on how to make the most out of swimming for exercise. Read more.
  • Christine Greiss, DO, FAAPMR, director of the Concussion Program at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, discusses what you can do at home to tell if you or someone in your home has a concussion. Read more.
  • Nicole Payne, MD, FAAPMR, has recently been appointed to the medical staff of Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) and to the provider staff of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Services of BMC. 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.