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|Non-Member Fee: ||$275.00|
|Resident Fee: ||$75.00|
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Note: Upon careful review of this educational activity content by peer review, course content was determined to be current, accurate and relevant to Academy learners. Steven Stanos, DO and David J. Kennedy, MD, MOC 3 & 4 Chair of the AAPM&R Medical Education Committee, peer reviewed the content and approved the recommendation to extend the expiration date in September 2013.
||20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™|
|Qualifies for MOC:
|Part IV, Practice Performance Improvement:
||YES, 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ certificates issued before 2012 must complete one ABPMR-approved Practice Improvement Project (PIP) during their 10-year cycle; diplomates who were certified or recertified in 2012 or later must complete two (2) ABPMR-approved PIPs (one in years 1–5 and one in years 6–10) during their 10-year MOC cycle.|
|Part IV, Life-long Learning:
||Yes, All diplomates participating in MOC must complete 300 Category 1 credits in their 10-year MOC cycle.|
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Credit Designation
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) designates this enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This enduring material was originally published in November 2010 and re-released in November 2013. Credit may be obtained until November 29, 2016.
After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Assess current knowledge of low back pain according to published evidence based medicine.
- Assess current incorporation of evidence based medicine and standards of care into clinical practice and procedures.
- Identify gaps in utilization of best practices for patient care
- Create an action plan based on self assessment and practice assessment and establish measurable benchmarks to assess progress of action plan
- Integrate action plan into clinical practice to improve patient care
- Analyze outcomes of action plan, identify areas for improvement according to established benchmarks and incorporate appropriate changes into practice
Medical Education Committee:
Michelle S. Gittler, MD, Chair
James W. Atchison, DO
Michael J. Burns, MD
John C. Cianca, MD
Steve R. Flanagan, MD
Mark A. Harrast, MD
Mark E. Huang, MD
Prakash Jayabalan, MD
David J. Kennedy, MD
Andre Panagos, MD
Atul T. Patel, MD, MHSA
Amy Phelan, MD, DVM
Kerrie M. Reed, MD
Keith M. Robinson, MD
Douglas A. Wayne, MD
Curtis L. Whitehair, MD
Beth Sartore, Staff
Gary P. Chimes, MD
Steven Stanos, DO
As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), AAPM&R must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. In accordance with the ACCMEs Standards for Commercial Support, AAPM&R is required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, faculty and any other individual in a position to control content of this activity.
Please find the relevant financial relationships disclosed below for all individuals in control of content. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.
- James W. Atchison, DO participated on an advisory board for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.
- John C. Cianca, MD is on the Speaker’s Bureau for Sanofi and Advanced Health Education Center; and has ownership or partnership with Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Consultants, LLC.
- Steve Flanagan, MD participated on a medical advisory panel for Avanir Pharmaceuticals; and received royalties from Springer Publishing.
- Mark E. Huang, MD has a Non-remunerative Positions of Influence at Cerner Corporation; and received honorarium from the NU School of Physical Therapy.
- Prakash Jayabalan, MD received a research grant from the Beckwith Innovation Award.
- David J. Kennedy, MD participated on an advisory board for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.
- Atul Patel, MD is on the Speakers Bureau for Allergan.
- Keith M. Robinson, MD receives consulting remuneration from AAPM&R.
- Steven Stanos, DO is a consultant for Endo, Malinckrodt, MyMatrixx, Pfizer, and Jannsen.
Planners, faculty and any other individuals in control of content not listed have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose for this activity.
The opinions or views expressed in this activity are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, recommendations or endorsement of the AAPM&R. Participants should critically appraise the information presented and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for information surrounding any product or device mentioned. Information presented, as well as publications, technologies, products and/or services discussed, are intended to inform the learner about the knowledge, techniques, and experiences of AAPM&R members who are willing to share such information with colleagues. The Academy disclaims any and all liability for damages to any individual user or attendee for all claims which may result from the use of said information, publications, technologies, products and/or services, and events.
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For permissions for the Low Back Pain PIP TOOLKIT, click here. (PDF Download)
Method of Study
This interactive, comprehensive activity will guide the learner through all the phases required to complete a Practice Improvement Project. This includes a self assessment evaluation with remediation, a practice assessment including a random survey of patient charts, review of evidenced based literature, selection of a performance goal and the construction of an improvement plan for their practice. After a recommended 30 day implementation period of the improvement plan, learners will be asked to input their data and a narrative of their experience.
Estimated Time to complete: 30 days recommended
The following hardware/software specifications must be met or exceeded to complete this course:
- Web Browser and Internet connection
- Free Flash plug-in version 8 or higher
- Pop-up windows enabled for viewing support materials
- Computer equipped with audio output (speakers or headphones)