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Physiatrist Member Support and Resource Center: COVID-19

We fully understand that you may have questions about the rapidly-changing environment and we are committed to sharing clear, up-to-date information that is most pertinent to PM&R, so when you need to, you can make the most informed decisions.

To that end, your Academy has been researching and collecting the most relevant resources and information including those developed by physiatrist members and are continuing to add them here. We have also partnered and are collaborating with other medical societies to advocate for and support your needs and will share that information on this website as well.


If you can't find what you need or would like additional support, we're here to help. Contact us at (847) 737-6000 or email covidresponse@aapmr.org.

AAPM&R members: Even more resources are being shared between physiatrists in our Care in the Time of COVID-19 member forum on PhyzForum. Exchange important dialogue about your challenges, ask your questions and concerns as well as share resources with each other.


Resources for Physiatrists

We are 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. As the primary medical specialty society for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, this is your place for resources to help you today.

More resources will be added frequently; check back for new topics here.

AAPM&R Members: exchange important dialogue about your challenges or ask your questions and concerns on PhyzForum in the Care in the Time of COVID-19 member forum


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Telehealth Product Demonstration Webinar

Monday, April 6 at 6:30 pm ET/5:30 pm CT

As the need for telehealth becomes critical during the COVID-19 crisis, AAPM&R has invited a couple technology platforms to demonstrate their products. Three companies, ClairVista, mend, and SnapMD will each provide a 30-minute demonstration of their platforms and provide information on how they might be able to help you. Please note, they will only be discussing their products, no information regarding regulatory issues, coding, and/or documentation will be provided. Demonstration times are:

  • 5:30 pm CT: ClairVista
  • 6 pm CT: mend
  • 6:30 pm CT: SnapMD

Disclaimer: For the purpose of this webinar, AAPM&R does not endorse any of the vendors or products presented. This is meant as an opportunity to connect you with various telehealth vendors currently in the market.

AAPM&R’S Update on Financial Relief for Physiatrists

Tuesday, April 7 at 7 pm ET/6 pm CT

Join us for a discussion of new opportunities for practices including the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program and the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) loans. This hour-long session will include a 25-minute presentation followed by Q&A.

  • Stuart J. Glassman, MD, FAAPMR – from Granite Physiatry in Concord, NH
  • Peter Thomas – from Powers Law in Washington, DC
  • Kathleen Hatfield – from Powers Law in Washington, DC

 

The following webinar recordings are now available for you to access:

The webinar recording for Critical Conversations: Private Practice Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic that took place Thursday, April 2 will be available soon.

 

From the AAPM&R Board of Governors

"Our country is in the midst of a medical pandemic. The AAPM&R (Academy), including its volunteer leaders and staff, have enormous empathy for our members, their patients, and families as COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of our personal and professional lives. Together, we need to find the resilience to persevere for our personal and our patients’ health and well-being. Together, we need to find the resilience to persevere for our personal and our patients’ health and well-being.”  Read the full statement here.