AAPM&R Launches Free Training with CME to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Members & Publications

April 11, 2016

AAPM&R has developed a highly interactive educational activity for physicians who want to take a leadership role in balancing the benefits of prescribing extended-release (ER) and long-acting (LA) opioid analgesics to treat pain against the risks of serious adverse outcomes.

The online activity, REMS Playbook for Opioid Prescribing, is now available on the mē® Catalog. Earn up to 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ with this complimentary activity!

The experience features 6 online interactive learning modules and games:

  • The “Know the Play Book Video Series” is comprised of 4 interactive episodes with leading pain specialists. Faculty share experiences and clinical pearls for opioid treatment through video clips, information crawl, and case study.
  • The “Test Your Knowledge” section includes interactive gaming quizzes that will help familiarize and reinforce physician knowledge of both the general drug information as well as the specific characteristics of ER/LA opioids. These games can be played at any time to reinforce learning along the way. 

This activity is free for all physicians, so spread the word to your peers! Watch this video and visit www.aapmr.org/REMSplaybook to learn more.

Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.