New Spasticity Modules on mē®

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December 21, 2016

Access 3 new case-based learning modules covering Upper Limb Spasticity, Lower Limb Spasticity, and Dystonia on mē®. After completing the modules, participants should be able to:

  • Define spasticity and other signs of upper motor neuron syndrome
  • Compare measurement tools and treatment outcomes in patients with upper limb spasticity
  • Apply clinical assessments of upper limb spasticity
  • Recognize problems encountered with different treatment strategies
  • Understand definitions of movement disorders
  • Identify key clinical elements distinguishing between spasticity, contracture, weakness and impaired motor control
  • Develop a strategic approach to the assessment of patient with lower limb spasticity
  • Select goals and outcome measures
  • Formulate a treatment plan for patients with lower limb spasticity
  • Discuss the functional impact of dystonia
  • Review treatments of dystonia from a physiatric perspective

The modules are sold in a bundle and can also be purchased separately. Learners who complete all 3 activities can earn up to 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits​.

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.