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In-Depth Resources for Physiatrists

We are supporting members by creating timely, needed resources, collaborating across health care and highlighting the best education and news that is applicable to you and your PM&R practice right now. As the primary medical specialty society for physical medicine and rehabilitation, this is your place for resources to help you today.

AAPM&R members: Even more resources are being shared between physiatrists in our Care in the Time of COVID-19 member forum on PhyzForum. Exchange important dialogue about your challenges, ask your questions and concerns as well as share resources with each other.

If you can't find what you need or would like additional support, we're here to help. Contact us at (847) 737-6000 or email

Webinar Recordings

Members: 20+ COVID-19 specific webinar recordings are now available for you to access. Thank you to our panelists and participants!

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From the AAPM&R Board of Governors

"Our country is in the midst of a medical pandemic. The AAPM&R (Academy), including its volunteer leaders and staff, have enormous empathy for our members, their patients, and families as COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of our personal and professional lives. Together, we need to find the resilience to persevere for our personal and our patients’ health and well-being. Together, we need to find the resilience to persevere for our personal and our patients’ health and well-being.”  Read the full statement here.

Stay Up-to-Date

New COVID-19 3.5 Relief Act Signed Into Law

Apr 24, 2020, 14:54 PM by Grace Whittington

On April 13, AAPM&R sent a letter to Congress regarding the fourth COVID-19 package that is currently being negotiated. In our letter, we advocated for PPE access, access to post-acute care treatment for COVID-19 patients, telemedicine, and financial security for physiatrists including additional funds to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

In response to our diligent advocacy efforts, the “Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act” (“COVID 3.5”), was officially signed into law today, April 24.

The bill provides $484 billion in additional funding to replenish and supplement key programs under the CARES Act, including the PPP, small business disaster loans and grants, hospitals and health care providers, and testing. The small business loan programs authorized under the CARES Act had been quickly depleted after only two weeks of operation.

Some components of the bill are listed below:

  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Appropriates an additional $321 billion in funding, with $60 billion set aside for small, midsize, and community lenders (including minority lenders).
  • Disaster Loans: Appropriates an additional $50 billion for the Disaster Loans Program and an additional $10 billion for Emergency EIDL Grants.
  • HHS Hospital and Provider Grants under the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund: Provides an additional $75 billion to support the need for COVID-19 related expenses and lost revenue due to coronavirus.

Visit our website for more information on the Paycheck Protection Program, including how to apply. As your specialty society, we will continue advocating on your behalf for additional physician relief.