New Education for Physiatrists and Advanced Practice Providers (APPs)

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December 3, 2019

Today’s changing health care landscape is shifting to align to the team-focused model as providers strive to achieve the quadruple aim of enhancing patient experience, improving population health, reducing costs, and improving the work life of clinicians and staff. Across settings, multi-disciplinary, team-based care is at the core of physiatric practice, and there is an opportunity for physiatry to position itself within medicine as exemplary of the team-based care model.

To pursue this opportunity and strengthen physiatry’s overall impact on patient care, AAPM&R supports the inclusion of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) under the supervision of a PM&R physician. Explore new modules to help physicians and APPs work together efficiently in physiatric-led practice. This new series includes education:

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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.