The American Academy of Phy​sical 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.​

Please Note: Academy Office Closed December 2-December 3

The Academy office will be closed on Wednesday, December 2 and Thursday, December 3. Please leave a message for Member Services at (877) 227-6799 or email​ and we will respond to your message when the office reopens on Friday, December 4. Thank you for your understanding.

What's New With Your Academy

New Webinar: Understanding MACRA, the New Medicare Payment Reform Law ​

In this 30 minute webinar, learn about the legislative and regulatory details of the Medicare Access CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 and the new Medicare payment reform law and their implications on Merit-Based Incentive Programs (MIPs) and Alternative Payment Models.​ View the webinar.​ 

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.​ 


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