AAPM&R's Registry Announces New Pilot Sites

Members & Publications


July 20, 2020

AAPM&R’s Registry is thrilled to announce their first 4 sites for the Ischemic Stroke and Low Back Pain data collection pilot program:





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Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

AAPM&R’s Registry is a single repository of rehabilitation data, which will harness the combined power in numbers of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialty. This mass of data can then aid the specialty and others by guiding efforts to reduce burnout, defend scope of practice and demonstrate the value of rehabilitation care. AAPM&R’s Registry will also provide data to improve care by tracking success on a national scale, gaining insights from Patient Reported Data and studying the most effective treatments for patients. As more data is collected, rehabilitation will become stronger, together.

With AAPM&R’s Registry, participants can compare their patient outcomes, professional performance and care processes against other physicians across the country. The Registry will be able to measure the continuum of care from initial patient contact, through intervention and follow up.

Data to Demonstrate Your Value and Improve Your Care:

  • Benchmark your practice – Identify practice strengths and weaknesses using AAPM&R’s Registry clinical data from other practices to compare against the performance and outcomes data of your practice. Run quality reports on demand, providing clinician- and practice-level results, plus national results and patient-level detail for AAPM&R Registry measures.
  • Enhance quality and practice efficiency – Use AAPM&R’s Registry data to analyze practice processes and procedures, and as a source for fact-based decision-making. Because AAPM&R’s Registry will capture data over time at the individual and practice level, it will help practices efficiently manage patient care and optimize practice resources.
  • Improve patient care – Monitor patient interactions, track interventions, identify and address gaps in quality of care, and measure quality outcomes.
  • Manage patient populations – Proactively manage clinical conditions for entire patient populations by running reports on specific care criteria.
  • Join a community of quality improvement – Become a member of a like-minded community of quality-driven professionals striving to continuously improve patient care. Interact with your peers to create opportunities for sharing quality improvement strategies and broaden your professional network.

Currently recruiting! AAPM&R’s Registry is currently recruiting institutions and practices who are committed to quality improvement to serve as pilot sites for ischemic stroke and low-back pain. If you are interested in learning more about our pilot programs, please contact registry@aapmr.org.


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.