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American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians News  | October 26, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE
  1.  We cordially invite you to be a part of ASIPP's newest journal: Interventional Pain Management Reports 
  2. ACA Premiums Jump 25%; Administration Acknowledges Extended Enrollment 
  3. Save the Date! Regenerative Medicine Course Scheduled for March 3-5 in Memphis: Limited Enrollment 
  4. Save the Date! Lumbar Endoscopic Spinal Decompression Course set for March 3-5, Memphis: Enrollment Lmited to 20 
  5. Start Planning NOW! ASIPP to Begin Accepting Abstracts for 2017 Annual Meeting
  6. CMS Urges Health Plans to Ease Physician Reporting Burden
  7. Many Errors in Online Doc Directories, CMS Finds  
  8. ABIPP Certification Made Simple: June Dates Set
  9. Proposed Algorithm to Diagnose, Treat Neuropathic Pain
  10. Tool Developed by the AMA to Help Identify Physician Distress
  11. Faith-Based Investor Group Calls for Drugmakers to Be Transparent on Pricing
  12. No Reimbursement for Opioid Prescriptions in NJ Written Without Plan
  13. State Society News
  14. Physicians Wanted
                            
ipmreportsWe cordially invite you to be a part of ASIPP's newest journal: Interventional Pain Management Reports
 
The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians is proud to announce a new journal that will be an important addition to the body of interventional pain management literature: Interventional Pain Management Reports. This is your chance to be one of the first to publish in this journal dedicated to the clinical practice of IPM.
  
Led by Editor in Chief Kenneth Candido, MD, Chairman and Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IPM Reports will focus on the promotion of excellence in the practice of interventional pain management and clinical research.
 
Interventional Pain Management Reports is an official publication of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) and is a sister publication of Pain Physician. Interventional Pain Management Reports is an open access journal, available online with free full manuscripts.
 
So submit today your:
  • Case Reports
  • Technical Reports
  • Editorials
  • Brief Perspectives, Reviews, and Commentaries regarding health care policy and ethics.
 
Click HERE to read the Instructions for Authors for article submission
 
Click HERE  to submit a manuscript
acaACA Premiums Jump 25%; Administration Acknowledges Extended Enrollment
  
WASHINGTON-The Obama administration Monday confirmed a 25% average jump in premiums for the Affordable Care Act's benchmark health plans and acknowledged later sign-up deadlines for hundreds of thousands of people whose insurers are dropping their plans because of rising costs.

Sharper increases had already been posted in states around the country. Market-leader insurers that are continuing to sell coverage through HealthCare.gov or a state equivalent have been granted average premium increases of 30% or more in Alabama, Delaware, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi and Texas. In states including Arizona, Illinois, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, the approved rate increases for the market leader top 50%.
  

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Start Planning NOW!
ASIPPĀ® Abstracts Submission for 2017 Annual Meeting OPEN
  
Registration will be open for Abstract Submissions is now available.
  
The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians will hold its 19th Annual Meeting April 20-22 in Las Vegas at Caesar's Palace.
  
This year, we will be making significant changes to the Abstract and Poster Sessions. Submissions will be in two categories: Resident/Fellow and Physician.  Selected posters will be on display forall meeting participants during all breaks and meal times.
  
The Abstract Committee will select the top 25 for publication in Pain Physician and of those 10 will be selected for Abstract presentation and judging during the Annual Meeting. The top 3 will receive cash prizes.

ursgesCMS Urges Health Plans to Ease Physician Reporting Burden
  
WASHINGTON -- Commercial insurers can borrow from the lessons government payers gleaned from listening to physicians' complaints, a leading public health administrator said here at AHIP's National Conference on Medicare, Medicaid and Duals.

"It's time we stepped back and made a huge commitment to simplifying the healthcare system" said Andy Slavitt, acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  
  
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errorsMany Errors in Online Doc Directories, CMS Finds
  
WASHINGTON -- What do phone numbers for most ophthalmology practices have in common? The last four digits are "2020."

That's just one of the things that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has learned in its ongoing review of online provider directories, Jeremy Willard, a health insurance specialist at the agency's Medicare Drug and Health Plan Contract Group, said here at a Medicare conference sponsored by America's Health Insurance Plans.
  
  

ABIPP

Will administer in June

The American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ABIPP) has developed certification programs that recognize accepted levels of knowledge and expertise in the interventional pain management profession, with the goal of improved patient care. Hundreds of qualified physicians have made the commitment to become ABIPP certified. ABIPP is recognized in 11 states. Ten states have no statutes governing specialty boards. Approval is pending in remaining states.
  
ABIPP is a Specialty Board providing certifications in the following areas:
Board Certification in Interventional Pain Management
Either with ABMS pain medicine board certification or ABMS primary certification only
 
Competency Certification in:
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Controlled Substance Management
  • Coding, Compliance, and Practice Management
  • Fluoroscopic Interpretation and Radiological Safety
  • Endoscopic Spinal Decompression

More information: www.abipp.org

algorithmProposed Algorithm to Diagnose, Treat Neuropathic Pain
  
An article recently published in Drugs & Agingdetails an algorithm designed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of neuropathic pain in elderly patients, with special guidance pertaining to those with communication or cognitive difficulties. 1

In addition to the high rate of failure associated with the treatment of neuropathic pain in general, its diagnosis and management in older adults pose unique challenges.
  
  
  1. Pickering G, Marcoux M, Chapiro S, et al. An Algorithm for Neuropathic Pain Management in Older People. Drugs Aging. 2016; 33(8): 575-583.
  

toolTool Developed by the AMA to Help Identify Physician Distress
  
A new resource has been developed to help physicians identify distressed colleagues and help them to access care, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA). 1

Noting that the rates of suicide among physicians are higher than those in the general public, the article highlights ways for physicians to identify distressed colleagues and help them get care. Many physicians feel that their identities are linked to their professional image, making them vulnerable to distress when problems arise.
  
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Clinical Pain Advisor
faithFaith-Based Investor Group Calls for Drugmakers to Be Transparent on Pricing
  
A group of 300 institutional investors, including many with ties to religious organizations, is waging a new campaign to press drugmakers to justify their price increases.

The investors, members of the New York-based Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, are asking 17 drug companies-including Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc.and Merck & Co.-to be more transparent about when and why they raise prices.
  
  

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jerseyNo Reimbursement for Opioid Prescriptions in NJ Written Without Plan
  
New Jersey would be the first state in the nation to hold insurance companies largely responsible for ensuring opioids are prescribed only as a last resort, under a new proposal to help curb the flow of highly addictive medicines that are fueling the state's heroin and opiate epidemic.

A bill introduced last week by Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-Union) would prohibit an insurance company from paying for opiate-based painkillers unless a physician had signed off on a five-part patient-safety protocol designed to avoid addiction. This would include documenting that drug-free pain relief methods had failed and abiding by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for such prescriptions, crafted earlier this year in an effort to limit abuse. A limited, short-term prescription - designed to last three days or less - would be exempt from the review.
  
  

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NYSIPP Meeting
November 4 - 7, 2016
The New York and New Jersey Societies of Interventional Pain Physicians will hold a joint meeting
November 4-7, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, NJ
Registration:   www.NYSIPP.org
Fellows / Residents Workshop, Thursday: November 3, 2016
NYNJSIPP PA/NP Meeting: Thursday and Friday Nov. 3, 4
Saturday Nov. 5: The Good, Bad and Ugly Sides of Opiate Utilization
 
CASIPP Annual Meeting
November 11-13, 2016 
Early Bird Registration is Open for the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians annual meeting.
T
he meeting is set for Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016  at the exquisite Bacara Resort & Spa,  Santa Barbara , California.  

KYSIPP and INSIPP Meeting
Nov 12-13, 2016
The Kentucky Society of Interventional Pain Physicans and the Indiana Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
will hold a joint meting Nov. 12-13, 2016 at the Hyatt in Louisville, KY

OHSIPP Meeting
August 25-27, 2017
The Ohio Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (OHSIPP) has set the dates for it
S 2017 meeting. Dates are Friday Aug 25 thru Sunday Aug 27, 2017.
The meeting will be held in Cincinnati at the Westin Hotel, 21 E 5th St , at Fountain Square .
 
Contact Michelle Byers for more information MichelleHByers@gmail.com
 
Please send your State Society meetings and news to: Holly Long at hlong@asipp.org

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