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Protecting, Defending and Defining the Future of PM&R


AAPM&R’s advocacy provides what individual PM&R practitioners cannot do alone—and we are stronger when we work together—to influence the trajectory of PM&R in healthcare and help advance the future of the specialty. 

We are pushing ahead, setting the agenda for the specialty at-large and positioning AAPM&R at the forefront. We're tracking and influencing state and federal legislation and health policy issues; advocating on behalf of our members and positioning PM&R physicians as essential leaders across the healthcare continuum. We're lifting the voices of our members, using forums, events and the Volunteer Center to empower PM&R practitioners across the spectrum of practice and subspecialty.

Federal Health Care Reform

Current Priorities

Review our current advocacy priorities and how we are supporting physiatry in the areas of MOC, reimbursement, scope of practice and physician burnout.

Paralympics Research Advocacy

Academy in Action

Access the Member Action Center and review all the ways the Academy works for you, including current collaborations, liaisons and actions taken at both the state and national level.

AAPM&R Hill Day 2019

Testimony and Comments

Explore the formal testimony and written comments submitted by the Academy to advocate for the specialty's priorities, including health care delivery, payment reform and accountability, quality improvement, disability and rehabilitation research and more.

Reimbursement Advocacy

Position Statements

Explore the position statements developed and supported by the Academy, including the Definitions for Rehabilitation Physician and Director of Rehabilitation in Inpatient Rehabilitation Settings, the Academy’s position on MOC and more.

The Physiatrist

Explore the most recent issues of the The Physiatrist and look for the “Academy in Action” headline to learn about the steps AAPM&R takes to lead the advancement of physiatry’s impact throughout healthcare.

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