Drs. Hickey, Friedly, Silver and Verduzco-Gutierrez: In the News, March 9, 2022

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March 9, 2022

  • Corey Hickey, DO, FAAPMR, medical director at Encompass Health wrote an article for March's Brain Injury Awareness Month and the importance of knowing the symptoms of brain injuries. Read more.
  • Janna Friedly, MD, MPH, FAAPMR, Julie Silver, MD, FAAPMR and Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD, FAAPMR, discuss Long COVID in this Boston Globe article, "Groups hardest hit by COVID-19 appear least likely to get care for its lingering effects." Read more.

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.