Drs. Abramoff, Bell, Burris, Nelson, Schoenlank, & Schultz: In the News, September 8, 2021

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September 8, 2021

  • Benjamin Abramoff, MD, MS, FAAPMR, director of the Post-COVID Assessment and Recovery Clinics at Penn Medicine and Co-Chair of AAPM&R’s PASC Collaborative, discusses what he’s seeing in patients with Long COVID. Read more.
  • Kathleen Bell, MD, FAAPMR, chair of physical medicine and rehabilitation at UT Southwestern Medical Center and AAPM&R Past President, was recently quoted in a The San Diego Union-Tribune article discussing one of her patients—a teenager who experienced Long COVID symptoms. Read more.
  • Joseph Burris, MD, FAAPMR, PM&R physician at MU Health Care, discusses the unique challenges that patients face while recovering from COVID-19. Read more.
  • Virginia Nelson, MD, MPH, clinical professor emeritus of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Michigan Medicine, is mentioned in a story regarding her patient who was diagnosed as an infant with cerebral palsy and brachial plexus palsy. Read more.
  • Casey Schoenlank, MD, FAAPMR, PM&R physician at Hackensack Meridian Health, discusses one of her patients who was diagnosed with COVID-19. Read more.
  • Billie Schultz, MD, FAAPMR, PM&R physician at Mayo Clinic, shares common symptoms of Long COVID. 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.