Health Policy Issues

AAPM&R is committed to providing members with up-to-date information on developments around health policy issues, including health care reform, medical necessity, disability and rehabilitation research and other emerging issues. Members will learn about the Academy’s advocacy around these issues as we continue to play a pivotal role in advocating for quality patient care and representing the interests of all patients with, or at risk for, temporary or/permanent disabilities and/or functional impairments.

Academy member Gerard E. Francisco, MD, who represented AAPM&R at a Capitol Hill briefing on the value of rehabilitation on June 23, comments on the importance of rehabilitation in US health care. Dr. Francisco is chief medical officer at TIRR Memorial Hermann and attending rehabilitation physician for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. AAPM&R sponsored the event.