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The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) periodically issues advocacy and legislative updates on developing activities and news relevant to the Association and the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

September 2013

The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) sends support for ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). - September 10, 2013

April 2013

The NIDRR Long Range Plan for Fiscal Years 2013 – 2017 is published. The full text is available at the link below - April 4, 2013


National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research:

Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Years 2013–2017 ,



March 2013 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, would like to share some exciting information with you pertaining to its Initiative on Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC). Please find an update on the new resources and information about MCC included here. - March 13, 2013

Information regarding OSERS Notices were published in the Federal Register during the week of March 4 - 8, 2013. - March 13, 2013

October 2012

PPSV released an analysis of an important settlement that impacts key rehabilitation services available to all Medicare beneficiaries in several post-acute care settings. Peter W. Thomas notes that this is an important case with significant ramifications.

Jimmo v. Sebelius - Settlement Implications Memo (pdf) 

June 2012

The NIH Blue Ribbon Panel on Rehabilitation [] made its final report to the NICHD at the recent Advisory Council.  You can see a video cast of that presentation at: The presentation begins at the 1:56 mark and lasts one hour.

Also view the discussion on the biomechanics and treatment of childhood Concussion, which occurs from 0:56-1:56.

April 2012

The World Report on Disability Summary Report - April 24, 2012

March 2012

Highest Match Rate for U.S. Medical School Seniors in 30 Years SOAP Replaces the Scramble - March 16, 2012

Advance Data Tables - 2012 Main Residency Match - March 16, 2012

New ACGME Accreditation System Introduction Slides - March 12, 2012

January 2012

Summary of FY 2012 Appropriations and Applicable Report Language for Labor, Health and Humans Services, Education, and Related Agencies - January 12, 2012

AAMC Presidential Memorandum - Behavioral and Social Science Foundations for Future Physicians Report - January 9, 2012

December 2011

HHS Essential Health Benefits Bulletin information from PPSV - December 20, 2011

ICF Research Branch December Newsletter - December 15, 2011

November 2011

Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Comments to the ACGME on New Common Program Requirement (CPR) - November 22, 2011

October 2011

Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Comments on Essential Health Benefits - October 18, 2011

August 2011

Analysis of the Final Federal Debt Limit Agreement and Implications for
Medicare and Medicaid Providers
- August 15, 2011

April 2011

Overview of the EEOC Final Regulation Implementing the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (Memo) - April 27, 2011

Description and Analysis of EEOC's Final Regulation Implementing the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 - April 27, 2011

ADA Resource Materials - April 27, 2011

February 2011

Analysis of House Continuing Resolution for FY 2011 - February 16, 2011

The President’s FY 2012 Budget Request - February 17, 2011

September 2010

Medical Students with Disabilities: Challenges and Successes - September 17, 2010

June 2010

Health Care Reform Council and Advisory Group Opportunities - June 24, 2010

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