NEW: Two AAPM&R Webinars Next Week on Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis

Members & Publications


March 28, 2020

AAPM&R is supporting members by creating timely, needed resources, collaborating across health care, and highlighting the best education and news that is applicable to you and your PM&R practice right now. A series of webinars on various topics related to the current crisis are currently in development, with the first two taking place next week:

Lessons Learned: How to Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis from the Inpatient Setting

Tuesday, March 31 at 7 pm ET/6 pm CT

Faculty: Michelle S. Gittler, MD, FAAPMR; Peter C. Esselman, MD, FAAPMR; Steven R. Flanagan, MD, FAAPMR; and Lydia L. McNeary, MD, FAAPMR

Lessons Learned: How to Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis from the Outpatient Setting

Wednesday, April 1 at 7 pm ET/6 pm CT

Faculty: Michelle S. Gittler, MD, FAAPMR; Matthew J. Grierson, MD, FAAPMR; Andre Panagos, MD, FAAPMR

These two webinars are included with your membership benefits and will focus on:

  • Processes put in place because of COVID-19
  • Processes that were changed because of COVID-19
  • Staffing and supply management issues
  • Telehealth/telemedicine

Both webinars are designed so participants can hear and learn from those located in areas that were impacted early on in the crisis. These will be one-hour panel/round table discussions, giving each speaker time to present their situation and then there will be time for open Q&A.

Looking for resources besides webinars? We have new and repurposed educational content that is being prioritized for you, including telehealth updates, legislative and regulatory updates, how to take care of yourself and your health, and much more. As we build this repository of content, they will be accessible here. We will alert you when new resources are available.

Content is being added daily to our Physiatrist Member Support and Resource Center – including new sections on telemedicine, regulation changes, wellness, and other resources for your practice setting.


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.