NEW Course - Navigating the Opioid Crisis: Perils, Pitfalls, and Practical Solutions Course

Members & Publications

March 14, 2018

November 30–December 1, 2018
New York, NY

The opioid crisis has been declared a national emergency. Physiatrists are at the forefront of treatment of acute and chronic pain conditions, and are frequently asked to manage pain as a method of improving function in inpatient and outpatient settings.

This NEW course, provided by AAPM&R in collaboration with NYU School of Medicine, is designed to assist practicing physiatrists in the management of opioid therapy, including alternative treatments to opioids in treating chronic pain. It is intended to be a real-world, clinically-applicable series of didactic and interactive case discussions. Attendees will leave the course feeling confident in their ability to prescribe opioids safely with a high degree of efficacy, and be able to protect themselves and their patients from the potential ramifications of opioid prescription.

Registration opens in June. Stay tuned for details.



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.