Osteoporosis Practice Improvement Project Now Available
Visit acadeME® today to access the new Osteoporosis Practice Improvement Project (PIP).
Your Academy has created several interactive, self-guided activities on a variety of clinical topics to help you meet the requirements for Part IV of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) set forth by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Completion of an AAPM&R PIP not only fulfills the Part IV requirement of ABPMR MOC, but also allows physicians to earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™
The newest PIP focused on osteoporosis allows you to assess your knowledge and current implementation of evidence-based treatment practices in your practice through a systematic chart review, leading to identifying areas for improvement, selecting corresponding performance measures to track your improvement, implementing an improvement plan, and then reevaluating your practice to see if you have met your goals.
Your Academy offers additional PIPs on the topics of stroke rehabilitation, low back pain, and DVT. Click here to access all available PIPs today.
Learn more about MOC.
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Court of Appeals Strikes Down Individual Mandate in Health Reform Law
The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Atlanta, GA, recently released a 2–1 decision in the State of Florida, et. al. vs. the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, et. al. The court said the controversial individual mandate provision in the Patient, Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was unconstitutional. The individual mandate requires that nearly all Americans maintain health care insurance or pay an income-based fine for lacking coverage.
Not long ago, the 6th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, OH, ruled the individual mandate was constitutional, and a decision is pending in the 4th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA. The inconsistent rulings to date raise the likelihood that the US Supreme Court will hear the case. AAPM&R staff are monitoring developments around the individual mandate, which has been one of the most contentious issues in the health reform law and could affect your patients in the future.
Read the court decision. (PDF Download)
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Annual Assembly Preliminary Program Mailed With Journal
Details about the AAPM&R 2011 Annual Assembly are available in the Preliminary Program, mailed to all members in June and packaged with the July issue of PM&R. If you didn’t get your program or want Assembly details, visit the Annual Assembly section of the AAPM&R Web site. Here are some quick links:
This year’s Assembly is November 17–20 in Orlando, FL. AAPM&R members save 25% or more on Annual Assembly registration. Remember to register by September 16 to save an additional $100. The quickest way to register (and save your spot in ticketed workshops) is to register online. Click here to learn more and register online today.
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