Now Available: Bone Health SAE-P

Members & Publications

June 4, 2019

Visit to access and purchase the new Bone Health Self-Assessment Examination for Practitioners (SAE-P).  Worth up to 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, this SAE-P includes 28 questions covering 9 articles about bone health. Key takeaways from this resource include:

  • How to distinguish between osteoporotic and malignant vertebral fractures
  • How evaluation of bone health can identify children and adolescents who may benefit from interventions to decrease their elevated risk of a clinically significant fracture.
  • Understand the benefits of, and when to perform a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)
  • Understand how DXA results will influence pediatric patient management to elevated risks of a clinically significant fracture
  • Understand how central nervous system (CNS) injury (spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, brain tumor) increases risk for osteoporosis
  • How to manage/treat osteoporosis in CNS injury
  • Know best practices for treating osteoporosis in children with cerebral palsy
  • Recognize health risks associated with post-polio syndrome, including the implications for appropriate diagnosis of osteoporosis and osteopenia among those with asymmetric lower limb weakness
  • Be familiar with the pathophysiology, clinical considerations, and relevant experimental findings with regard to individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Be familiar with the mechanism of action, restrictions, precautions, and efficacy of nonpharmacologic management of osteoporosis.
Don't forget: Fellow and Associate members received a coupon for one complimentary SAE-P, upon membership renewal. If you haven't used it yet, you can find it on the left-hand side of your profile, once you've logged in to

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.