Question Writing Experts Needed

Members & Publications

November 1, 2016

Volunteers are needed for the Academy’s expert item writing committee charged with the development of educational resources for practicing physiatrists and residents.

Committee members will receive question writing orientation and ongoing development and coaching to become expert question writers. While committee members will write questions on all topics, this year we seek physicians with expertise in either spinal cord injury, pain rehabilitation, amputation or prosthetics and gait.  


Members of the Self-Assessment Committee serve as expert question writers and are responsible for:

  • The composition of questions, selection of appropriate references, and development of a comprehensive explanation for the correct answer to the question
  • Meeting product development related deadlines

Question Formats the Committee develops include: 

  • Self-Assessment Examinations for Practitioners (SAE-Ps) that are MOC|2 products designed to help members meet ABPMR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II requirements
  • Journal CME (offered monthly)
  • Self-Assessment Examinations for Residents and question bank products

Time Commitment

  • Committee appointment term is for 3 years with the potential to renew for a second, 3-year term
  • Work remotely year round
  • Attend 1-2 in-person meetings per year*
  • Participate in webinars or calls as needed

*SAE writers are eligible for Item Writing CME when there is a live peer review meeting.

To indicate your interest in this opportunity, please submit a brief statement of interest and your CV to by November 21, 2016. Include “SAE Committee” in the subject line of your communication. 

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.