Quality & Practice

Navigating the continuous changes to guidelines, reporting measures, and other practice requirements can be overwhelming. That's why the Academy is committed to providing resources to lead physiatrists through the transitions occurring in the business of health care. Get to know the Academy liaisons who help support these efforts. If you have any questions regarding these topics, please email healthpolicy@aapmr.org.

Quality Reporting Programs


Learn about the MACRA legislation, resulting Quality Payment Program, and how to avoid a penalty. 


AAPM&R's Registry

AAPM&R's Registry is a qualified clinical data registry that can be used to meet Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting requirements. 

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Clinical Practice Guidelines

This section of the AAPM&R website provides you with timely, in-depth information about PM&R-specific practice guidelines.

Practice Management Efficiencies

Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-Based Medicine is a systematic approach to clinical problem-solving, which allows the integration of the best available research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values.

Evidence Based Medicine

Coding & Reimbursement

Coding incorrectly equals lost revenue. AAPM&R has several resources and educational tools to help physiatrists, billers, coders, and office managers keep up-to-date on the latest PM&R specific coding and billing changes.

Diversifying Practice Revenue

Diversifying Practice Revenue

As practice management models evolve, your Academy is working to help you meet these new challenges and find alternative methods to diversify your practice revenue. 

Patient Safety Notices and Resources

The Academy receives notices from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Food and Drug A​​dministration (FDA) MedWatch program, and other sources when there is a patient safety announcement that could affect PM&R practices.

When an urgent public health alert occurs, the Academy will send an electronic message directly to its members. Please be sure the Academy has your current e-ma​​​​​​il address. The Academy encourages its members to stay in tune with this important patient safety information.

Medicare Resources

Visit this page to learn about how Medicare claims payments work, Medicare enrollment and participation, how to apply for an NPI, and more.