Since July 2016, AAPM&R has been championing an initiative—Visioning PM&R Bold—to help define the future of PM&R.
We know the health care landscape is changing quickly and challenging the way medicine has always been practiced. As the primary medical society for the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation, AAPM&R wants physiatrists to be bold in the future health care landscape—as new models are being tested that pay for performance and quality care.
The Visioning PM&R BOLD initiative has boldly sought awareness, feedback, data, and widespread engagement through a variety of innovative formats and forums. After 7 months of robust efforts and the engagement of 1,000s of physiatrists, a Visioning PM&R BOLD Summit
was convened to gather a diverse group of nearly 50 PM&R thought leaders to consider the findings. Below is an overview of our efforts.