Dr. Dugan: In the News, January 25, 2023

Members & Publications

January 25, 2023

  • Sheila Dugan, MD, FAAPMR, Medical Director at the Rush University Medical Group’s PM&R practice, has been named Chairperson of the Rush University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where she has been the Interim Chairperson since 2019. Congratulations, Dr. Dugan!

    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.