Now Available: Update in Concussion SAE-P

Members & Publications


August 24, 2018

Visit to access and purchase the new Update in Concussion Self-Assessment Examination for Practitioners (SAE-P). Worth up to 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, this SAE-P includes 27 questions covering 11 open-access articles about concussion. Covered topics include: 

  • Recommendations regarding criteria used to establish a diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury.
  • Selecting medications to optimally treat symptoms associated with mild traumatic brain injury.
  • Why baseline exercise testing is helpful for the concussed athlete.
  • Clinical concepts associated with short- and long-term effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
  • Risk factors used in clinical decision rules to decide when a CT scan is appropriate for a child who sustained a head injury.

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

  • Atul Patel, MD, MHSA, Chair
  • Fred Bagares, DO
  • Scott Campea, MD
  • Hans Carlson, MD
  • Carol Crooks, MD
  • Maria Dajoyag-Mejia, MD
  • Colby Hansen, MD
  • David Haustein, MD
  • Matt Mayer, MD
  • Michelle McFarlane, MD
  • Virtaj Singh, MD
  • Kate Temme, MD

Other concussion news: This summer, your Academy convened a concussion writing panel to develop a consensus statement on the appropriate use of exercise and medication for the treatment of concussions and mTBI. Stay tuned for more information.

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.