No Surprises Act: Three Things You Need to Know Now about Surprise Billing - May 11, 2022
- To address years of concern over “surprise billing,” Congress enacted new balance billing patient protections under the No Surprises Act. In addition to the patient protections, the law placed new obligations on providers and hospitals (as well as health plans). To help you navigate the new requirements, we invite you view this recorded presentation to learn more about what you are required to provide patients in the way of patient disclosures, when patients can consent to waive their balance billing protections and what role the physiatrist plays in providing a related notice, and when you are required to provide a good faith estimate to a patient. This presentation was led by Robert S. Jasak, J.D. and Cindy H. Moon, MPP, MPH of Hart Health Strategies, Inc.
Lifestyle Medicine - April 13, 2022
- During this NGR, Dr. Heidi Prather will introduce you to the formal definition of lifestyle medicine and how it can be used to simultaneously treat musculoskeletal health and common metabolic diseases. Dr. Prather will discuss the evidence behind
lifestyle medicine, how to identify patients who are ready to engage with this type of approach, and how to prove the value of this model.
Arts and Medicine - March 9, 2022
- This presentation, led by Dr. Jason S. Bitterman, will introduce you to narrative medicine and “Graphic Medicine,” a new arts movement in which healthcare providers and patients use visual arts and comics to express and share their experiences.
A large portion of this presentation is interactive, as participants are guided through different “Graphic Medicine” exercises. You will learn how to take advantage of many aspects of visual arts and cartooning, including light and
shadow, different art styles, color, and humor. The skills taught in this presentation can then be applied to medical education (as some trainees may enjoy processing their experiences through art), to patient care (as there is a growing number
of published “Graphic Medicine” books and websites related to different disorders, which may be shared with patients looking to read about others’ experiences) and personally (as some attendees may continue to create art to reflect
on their experiences).
Leading without Borders: A Conversation on Ageism - December 8, 2021
- Ageism is defined as prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s age. Ageist stereotypes leave many thinking that certain individuals are not ready to lead. During this session, we will examine how ageism impacts physicians ability
to engage in opportunities to lead at every career level. You will hear from physiatric leaders from across all career stages on how ageism impacted their career journeys and opportunities to lead in their communities and the specialty as a whole.
You will gain strategies to overcome ageism as you examine future leadership opportunities.
Addressing Violence Towards Physicians Treating Chronic Pain - October 13, 2021
- Those who care for chronic pain patients are at high risk for violence although it may be less than other higher risk specialties such as EM, FP and psychiatry. Patient risk factors for violence appeared highest in the context of opioid management
and disability. This session, led by faculty member David D. Kim, MD, FAAPMR, provided participants with strategies for managing and predicting violence, which included recognizing warning signs that a patient may be dangerous, and practical safeguards
and strategies for protecting patients, staff and self.
Teach Everywhere: Changing the Teaching Paradigm - July 14, 2021
- The COVID pandemic spurred the development and expansion of remote teaching, which has revolutionized access to educational material. Faculty, led by Heakyung Kim, MD, FAAPMR and Kentaro Onishi, DO, FAAPMR, reviewed the need for remote teaching, how
to set up the optimal teaching space, and how to best utilize YouTube and Zoom for remote teaching, both live and pre-recorded.
The Future is Now, PM&R’s Role with Combating Long COVID - June 9, 2021
- Leading experts, including Benjamin A. Abramoff, MD, FAAPMR, Co-Chair of AAPM&R's Multidisciplinary PASC Collaborative, discussed PM&R's role in combating Long COVID. Physiatrists are uniquely qualified to help uide the multidisciplary effort
required to develop a comprehensive national plan for this crisis.
Exploring Function Like a PRO: A Multicenter Collaborative for Cancer Rehabilitation - May 12, 2021
- Theresa A. Gillis, MD, FAAPMR and Sean Smith, MD, FAAPMR, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of Michigan, discussed a team effort across multiple programs to develop a patient-reported functional
Disability in Medical Education: Key Conversations on Inclusion and Intersectionality - April 14, 2021
- Faculty, led by Priya Chandan, MD, PhD, MPH, and guests from several fields of medicine discussed several critical topics in medical education about disability including how physicians think about disability: care vs. cure philosophies, conceptual
models of disability and implications for health outcomes; physician's role in defining quality of life, disability and function; and ableism at multiple levels of influence: how physicians contribute to the problem and how they can be a part
of the solution.
Fibromyalgia: Treating Pain Based on the Underlying Mechanism - March 10, 2021
- Daniel J. Clauw, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine (Rheumatology) and Psychiatry, and Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at the University of Michigan, presents an overview of fibromyalgia and chronic pain and discusses
the rationale behind a variety of current research studies into the possible causes of fibromyalgia.
Ambulatory Rehab of Patients with COVID-19 - February 3, 2021
- The esteemed authors of PM&R Journal article, Ambulatory Rehabilitation of Patients Hospitalized with SARS CoV-2 Infections: Early Pandemic Experience in New York City and Boston, describe the experience of developing two physiatry-led telemedicine
post-COVID-19 clinics in the early months of the pandemic.