Now Available: Update in Opioid Management SAE-P

Members & Publications

March 5, 2018

Visit to access and purchase the new Update in Opioid Management Self-Assessment Examination for Practitioners (SAE-P). Worth up to 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, this SAE-P includes 22 questions covering important aspects of opioid management that physiatrists need to know to combat the current opioid crisis.

By completing the SAE-P, learners should understand the common misconceptions about tolerance, dependence, and addiction to help them appropriately manage chronic opioid therapy. The official guidelines regarding opioids are still evolving–complete this SAE-P to quickly acquire the latest knowledge on the topic and better serve your patients.

Thanks to our volunteers on the Self-Assessment Committee for their work on this new resource!

  • Atul Patel, MD, MHSA, Chair
  • Kim Barker, MD
  • Carol Crooks, MD
  • Sarah Eickmeyer, MD
  • Kevin Hakimi, MD
  • David Haustein, MD
  • Jill Meilahn, DO
  • Virtaj Singh, MD

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.