New Geriatrics Modules Available from AGS

Members & Publications

December 11, 2018

Patrick Kortebein, MD, FAAPMR, represented AAPM&R by helping develop the new Geriatrics Virtual Patient Case (VPC) Modules for Surgical and Related Medical Sub-Specialties with the AGS and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

The modules include 9 vignettes and each multimedia presentation walks the participant through the clinical tasks that can challenge the care of older adult patients. All vignettes focus on cross-cutting geriatric care topics in order to promote knowledge and competence in the delivery of quality perioperative surgical care for older adults.

This activity offers up to 3 ABPMR MOC Part II Self-Assessment Credits and is FREE for the first 1,000 participants, then only $15. Participants should follow the AGS instructions upon entering the activity to claim their credit. 

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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.