New Interventional Pain SAE-P

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September 16, 2019

Head to to access the new interventional pain self-assessment examination for practitioners (SAE-P). After completing this enduring activity, learners will:

  1. Recognize the appropriate use of radiofrequency interventional treatment of knee pain, including when it should be used and how.
  2. Understand the systemic effects of locally injected glucocorticoids.
  3. Identify the risks and benefits for using spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of chronic pain
  4. Demonstrate efficacy and safety in using Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation for treating chronic pain
  5. Appraise the evidence regarding the impact of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) on low back pain, relative to specific diagnoses.
  6. Demonstrate efficacy and safety when using botulinum toxin A injections to treat peripheral neuropathic pain
  7. Practice the safety guidelines which have been put in place to minimize the risk of neurologic complications after epidural steroid injections.
  8. Recognize the safety of spinal radiofrequency neurotomy procedures in patients with metallic posterior spinal instrumentation


Don't forget: One complimentary SAE-P is included with AAPM&R membership for fellow and associate members. Complete this new SAE-P and earn 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to meet your annual American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II requirement. Open your August issue of PM&R and start learning today! 


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.