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American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians News  | October 5, 2016
IN THIS ISSUE
  1.  ASIPP® Spinal Cord Stimulation Review Course and Cadaver Workshop  
  2. Register for the ASIPP® Interventional Pain Management Hands-on Cadaver Workshop and Online Lectures set for Oct. 22 in Orlando, FL
  3. Deadline to Comment Approaching On National Coverage Analysis (NCA) for Percutaneous Image-guided Lumbar Decompression for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (CAG-00433R)
  4. DEA Opioid Crackdown Targets Supply
  5. Doctors shouldn't worry about getting good at MIPS. They should get out of it
  6. Doctors spending over $32,000 on health information technology
  7. Five Defendants Face Federal Charges in Pain Management Clinic Kickback Scheme
  8. United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Coastal Spine And Pain For $7.4 Million
  9. Local Pain Doctor Named In A 114 Count Indictment; Accused Of Illegally Issuing Hundreds Of Thousands Of Prescriptions For Controlled Substances
  10. MACRA flexibility changes draw praise, but providers must move forward
  11. 100M opioids go unused after wisdom teeth extraction annually 
  12. ABIPP Certification Made Simple
  13. Start Planning NOW! ASIPP to Begin Accepting Abstracts for 2017 Annual Meeting
  14. More Americans gain health coverage, but their cost-sharing keeps rising
  15. September ASIPP Podcast Now Available
  16. Opioid epidemic speaks to need for multi-tiered approach to pain management, Sparrow officials say
  17. DEA Announces Major Cut in Opioid Manufacturing for 2017
  18. Bill Clinton calls Obamacare 'the craziest thing in the world,' later tries to walk it back
  19. State Society News 
  20. Physicians Wanted
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Host Hotel: Caribe Royale, 8101 World Center Dr, Orlando FL  
  
ASIPP® Spinal Cord Stimulation Review Course and Cadaver Workshop 
October 21-22, 2016. Orlando, FL
Up to 14.75 AMA PRA Category™ 1 Credits
 
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Limited Space!
4 Physicians per Cadaver Station
Great opportunity to learn and interact. ASIPP® is pleased to bring you this comprehensive review course and cadaver workshop on spinal cord stimulation.


BROCHURE  |  HOTEL  |  ONLINE REGISTRATION  |  EXHIBITOR  |
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Cadaver Workshop: University of Central Florida, College of Medicine, Orlando, FL 
 
ASIPP® Interventional Techniques Cadaver Workshop  
Basic, Intermediate, and ABIPP Exam Preparation (advanced) Plus Online Video Lectures 
October 22, 2016 | Orlando, FL
Up to 16 AMA PRA Category™ 1 Credits

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Limited Space!
The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP®) Interventional Techniques Cadaver Workshop is designed for more individual time with hands-on instruction to accommodate training levels and capacity of participants. This means there will be limited space available for training. Physicians can choose from basic, intermediate, or ABIPP examination preparation course levels to mirror your needs and skill level.

 
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NCA
Deadline to Comment Approaching On National Coverage Analysis (NCA) for Percutaneous Image-guided Lumbar Decompression for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (CAG-00433R)
 
As the deadline approaches to submit comments, ASIPP is resending a letter for the benefit of those who may not have seen it. We need your support on this measure and we need to move quickly ahead of the upcoming comment period deadline. Please look over the letter and let us know if you would like to support this letter by having your name added.
 
DEA
DEA Opioid Crackdown Targets Supply

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced it will reduce the amount of almost every Schedule II opiate and opioid medication that may be manufactured in the United States in 2017.

MIPS
Doctors shouldn't worry about getting good at MIPS.
They should get out of it

Medicare's new payment system for physicians is
causing anxiety because of the short stretch of road before their performance is judged for a raise or pay cut. In the long-term, though, Medicare and most everyone else want providers to leave that new system behind. It's value-based training wheels.

HIT
Doctors spending over $32,000 on health information technology
Kickback
Five Defendants Face Federal Charges in Pain Management Clinic Kickback Scheme

Baltimore, Maryland - A federal grand jury indicted five defendants on charges arising from a scheme whereby physicians and administrative personnel associated with a Maryland pain management practice agreed to refer urine specimens to a testing lab for evaluation in return for $1.37 million in kickbacks:

Sandeep Sherlekar, age 51, of Germantown, Maryland,
Atif Babar Malik, age 46, of Germantown,
Muhammad Ahmad Khan, age 43, of Pakistan,
Mubtagha Shah Syed, age 49, of Jersey City, New Jersey, and
Konstantin Bas, age 40, of Brooklyn, New York.

False
United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Coastal Spine And Pain For $7.4 Million

Jacksonville, FL - United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces today that Physicians Group Services, P.A., doing business as Coastal Spine and Pain ("Coastal"), has agreed to pay $7.4 million to the government to resolve allegations that Coastal violated the False Claims Act by performing medically unnecessary drug screening procedures.

Illegally
Local Pain Doctor Named In A 114 Count Indictment; Accused Of Illegally Issuing Hundreds Of Thousands Of Prescriptions For Controlled Substances

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned a 114 count indictment charging Dr. Eugene Gosy, 55, of Clarence, NY, with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, unlawful distribution of narcotics, conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and health care fraud. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years, a $1,000,000 fine or both.

MACRA
MACRA flexibility changes draw praise, but providers must move forward

Industry trade groups and experts are voicing approval of the announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that it would allow providers to choose the pace at which they comply with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

ABIPP


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

abstract   
Start Planning NOW!
ASIPP® 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.

podcast
September ASIPP Podcast Available
 
On the September ASIPP Podcast we'll talk to Ashley Brenton, PhD of Proove Biosciences about genetic tests that can help you decide a patient's treatment plan; in the news segment we'll learn about a common NSAID that could be important in the fight against cancer, giving codeine to children, pain perception in patients with Alzheimer disease and more; and we'll end with a story about an elaborate cheating scheme during medical school exams.
 
Sparrow
Opioid epidemic speaks to need for multi-tiered approach to pain management, Sparrow officials say

  Reports of skyrocketing use of opioids - including cases involving famous celebrities - are evidence that treatment of pain needs to involve a multi-pronged approach that includes psychological treatment and physical therapy and medical management with non-opioid medications or interventional treatments, according to experts at the Sparrow Pain Management Center.

DEA2  
DEA Announces Major Cut in Opioid Manufacturing for 2017  
 
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that the manufacturing of almost every Schedule II opiate and opioid medication will be reduced by ≥25% in 2017. The Final Order has been published in the Federal Register.

Obamacare
Bill Clinton calls Obamacare 'the craziest thing in the world,' later tries to walk it back    

Bill Clinton criticized President Barack Obama's signature policy reform Monday while on the stump for his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, calling Obamacare "the craziest thing in the world." But he attempted to temper his criticism at a Tuesday rally.


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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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