Changes Impacting Practice


AAPM&R is an essential resource to lead you through the changes occurring in the business of health care. Depend on the Academy for resources to help you run, transition and diversify your practice.

Take advantage of our resources below and mark your calendar for AAPM&R's 2018 Annual Assembly, October 25-28 in Orlando, Florida. We're offering a variety of sessions designed to help you achieve Success Through Innovation, including 4 preconference courses in the areas of regenerative medicine, career diversification, and early-career development. Stay tuned to learn more.

Practice Management and Efficiencies

Diversifying Practice Revenue

AAPM&R provides the resources you need for a successful practice, including:

Practice Evolution

Advancing PM&R BOLD - While the Academy is dedicating significant time and resources to work toward achieving the vision, the biggest change will be for individual physiatrists. We are asking all physiatrists to challenge your perspective and to consider how you practice in relation to the vision. Together, we can advance PM&R into a future filled with opportunity.

Your Academy is working to develop and promote an Alternative Payment Model solution for spine care providers that satisfies regulatory requirements, including quality measurement.

Academy volunteers and staff are monitoring and responding to CMS fee schedules for all settings that impact PM&R including IRFs, SNFs, and the physician office.

Academy volunteers and staff are monitoring and responding to CMS and private payer coverage determinations that may have an unfavorable impact on the practice of physiatry.

Career Resources

The Physiatrists' Job and Fellowship Board is the #1 source for PM&R career opportunities, whether you're searching for your first job/fellowship or looking to transition into a new one.

NEW resources for early-career physiatrists: Identify the Right Practice Setting to Meet Your Goals and Making the Most of Your Early Career: Time and Relationship Management. Watch for more coming soon - including 10 new coding training modules!

Resources for Early-Career Physiatrists

New Practice Pathways: AAPM&R is excited to offer 2 membership pathways to graduating PM&R residents, both of which lead to a complimentary Annual Assembly, if you maintain membership! Maintaining your membership beyond residency not only provides valuable connections and resources, it’s a way to give back to your specialty. The new membership pathways will launch in June 2018.

Your Academy continues to develop resources for those entering into practice, including Identifying the Right Practice Setting to Meet Your Goals, Making the Most of Your Early Career: Time and Relationship Management, and the 2016 Annual Assembly Rewind for Residents video modules. Watch for more coming soon!


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