Drs. Bell, Flanagan, Friedly, & Krabak: In the News, November 17, 2021

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November 17, 2021

  • Kathleen Bell, MD, FAAPMR and Steven Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR, discuss long COVID symptoms in this WebMD article, “Long COVID: More Clues Coming, but No 'Aha' Moments Yet.” Read more.
  • Janna Friedly, MD, MPH, FAAPMR, shares advice for patients who have long COVID symptoms. Read more.
  • Brian Krabak, MD, MBS, FACSM, FAAPMR, was quoted in a New York Times article, “Students use Los Angeles Marathon as a way to keep going,” regarding a new consensus statement he helped develop with other sports medicine experts. 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.