The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the national medical society representing more than 8,000 physicians who are specialists in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). Click here to learn more.
PM&R physicians are nerve, muscle, bone and brain experts who treat injury or illness nonsurgically to decrease pain and restore function. Click here to learn more.
What's New With Your Academy
AAPM&R Responds to CMS’s RFI for MACRA Implementation
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, replaced the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula with a program that uses quality components as a driver of reimbursement rates, beginning Jan. 1, 2019. On September 28, CMS issued a request for information regarding implementation of the quality drivers Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), promotion of Alternative Payment Models (APMs), and Incentive Payments for Participation in Eligible Alternative Payment Models.
Your Academy submitted recommendations to CMS on how best to implement the quality programs without significantly burdening physicians and their patients. The Academy’s comments included recommendations on appropriate identification and exclusions of MIPS eligible professionals, how APM eligibility should be defined, and the development of the Clinical Practice Improvement activities.
AAPM&R Helps Defeat Medicare Lower Limb Prostheses LCD
Thanks to the dedication and persistence of Academy members, staff, and the broader community of rehabilitation professionals and individuals with disabilities, the Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MACs) will not finalize the draft Lower Limb Prostheses Local Coverage Determination (LCD) (DL33787) at this time. Read more.
AAPM&R and ABPMR Come Together to Strengthen the PM&R Specialty
AAPM&R and ABPMR released a joint statement on October 2, 2015 regarding a new joint task force and the vision of their relationship moving forward.
View AAPM&R’s message to ABPMR on May 8, 2015 regarding Board-mandated Maintenance of Certification requirements.