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American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians News  | September 7, 2016
  1. Global Pain Management Devices Market Will Reach USD 4.56 Billion by 2021 
  2. Register for October Spinal Cord Stimulation Course 
  3. Fibromyalgia Diagnosis: Where Are We Now? 
  4. Emerging Roles: Healthcare's Leadership Evolution 
  5. Register for the ASIPP® Interventional Pain Management Hands-on Cadaver Workshop and Online Lectures set for Oct. 22 in Orlando, FL 
  6. No more surgical caps for surgeons? 
  7. Interventional Treatments of Cancer Pain are Effective but Under-Utilized 
  8. ABIPP Certification Made Simple
  9. 10 things to know about obesity in the US: Adult obesity rate hits 38%
  10. Are You Ready for October 2016: Honeymoon is Coming to a End. Order Your Pocket Guide Today! 
  11. Law expands Access to Antidote; Measure Meant to Stem Surge in Overdose Deaths 
  12. Number of Fentanyl Deaths in Kentucky Alarming 
  13. Listen to August ASIPP Podcast
  14. New Spinal Cord Stimulation Parameter for Enhanced Pain Relief
  15. Leading Health Insurance Provider Changes Policy on High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation 
  16. Start Planning NOW! ASIPP to Begin Accepting Abstracts for 2017 Annual Meeting 
  17. State Society News 
  18. Physicians Wanted

Global Pain Management Devices Market Will
Reach USD 4.56 Billion by 2021
 Sarasota, FL (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zion Research has published a new report titled "Pain Management Devices Market by Type (Electrical Stimulators, TENS, Analgesic Pumps, Intrathecal Pumps, Radiofrequency Ablation Devices, Neurostimulators, Spinal Cord Stimulators, Sacral Nerve Stimulators, Deep Brain Stimulators and Others) for Cancer Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Facial & Migraine Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain and Other Application - Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2015 - 2021"  According to the report, the global  pain management device market accounted for USD 2.73 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach USD 4.56 by 2021, growing at a CAGR of around 6.8% between 2016 and 2021.

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SCSRegister for ASIPP® October Spinal Cord Stimulation Course
Register today to attend the Spinal Cord Stimulation Cadaver Workshop and Online Lectures, Oct. 21, 22 in Orlando, Florida. The hotel for this meeting will be the Caribe Royale. More information on the ASIPP Room Block and meeting brochure will be available soon!
Host Hotel: 
Caribe Royale
8101 World Center Drive , Orlando FL 32821
407-238-8000 Direct | 800-823-8300 Reservation
Cadaver Workshop Site:
6850 Lake Nona Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827
Phone: 407.266.1000 

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I. Jon Russell, MD, PhD, ACR Master reviews current diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia in issue of PainScan
 The purpose of this edition of PainScan is to briefly examine the development of criteria for the diagnosis of fibromyalgia and some of the consequences of that accomplishment.

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Talent management is becoming increasing complex for healthcare organizations. Leaders not only need to respond to traditional workforce needs, but also an array of new emerging roles. B.E. Smith offers insight into this trend in a new industry report, Emerging Roles: Healthcare's Leadership Evolution
The report explores the following areas impacting healthcare executives:
  • 3 workforce concerns facing executives
  • 3 ways leadership roles are evolving in healthcare
  • 5 core leadership traits essential for these new roles 
  • Recruitment and retention strategies for role management
B.E. Smith assists organizations through recruitment and development strategies which service the entire workforce continuum. Call 855-898-4245 or fill out the form on the right to discuss your specific needs with a healthcare recruiter.

To download your copy of the report, click here >>> 
IPM Register for the ASIPP® Interventional Pain Management Hands-on Cadaver Workshop and Online Lectures set for Oct. 22 in Orlando, FL
This one-day hands-on cadaver workshop will be for Basic, Intermediate and ABIPP Exam Preparation (Advanced). The course includes video lectures and PDF copies of the video presentations.
Host Hotel: 
Caribe Royale
8101 World Center Drive , Orlando FL 32821 
407-238-8000 Direct | 800-823-8300 Reservation
Cadaver Workshop Site:
6850 Lake Nona Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827
Phone: 407.266.1000
Click HERE to register >>> 

Surgeons for years have stepped into operating rooms wearing their surgical cap - a snug covering that ties in back and comes in standard-issue blue or hundreds of personalized designs.
But a crackdown appears to be underway on that almost sacred piece of headgear.

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A recent review by Drs. Jill Sindt and Shane Brogan of the University of Utah School of Medicine detailed the current status of a number of interventional techniques for the treatment of cancer-related pain: intrathecal drug delivery, vertebral augmentation, neurolytic plexus blocks, and image-guided percutaneous tumor ablation.1 The primary algorithm for the treatment of cancer pain in use today is a 3-step "analgesic ladder" developed by the World Health Organization (WHO). Non-opioid analgesics comprise the first step on the ladder; if pain persists, clinicians are advised to move onto the second step, which consists of non-opioids in combination with weak opioids. The third and final step consists of strong opioids plus non-opioids. Yet evidence from a 2007 systematic review of the medical literature shows that this approach to cancer pain management may be insufficient.

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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
Click HERE to view Pathway to ABIPP Certification

More information  www.abipp.org

Here are 10 things to know about obesity in the United States, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America 2016 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Are You Ready for October 2016: Honeymoon is Coming to an End
Order Your Pocket Guide Today!
October 1, 2016, is coming. Along with it comes the end of the honeymoon period for ICD-10-CM is also coming. It essentially means you have to get ready for proper coding for the upcoming years.
Starting October 1, 2016, you must have a specific diagnosis for each condition you treat and for each procedure you perform.
You don't need to hit the panic button; there is help for preparation. But you should act now!
You can be prepared for the challenges of ICD-10-CM by purchasing the most definitive ICD-10-CM resource for interventional pain physicians.
If you have not already purchased and reviewed the ICD-10-CM for Interventional Pain Management: A Practical Guide, a pocket guide which will fit nicely in your pocket, you should order it immediately, not only for yourself, but for your staff, electronic and hard copy versions.
This exhaustive guide for interventional pain physicians will assist you with numerous intricacies of coding for interventional pain management. If you are not immediately ordering this practice guide, answer the following questions:
1. If you perform caudal epidural injection and cervical interlaminar epidural injection in a cervical and lumbar post surgery syndrome patient, can you use the same code for both procedures and get paid?
2. Can you perform lumbar transforaminal epidural injections at L5 and S1 in a patient with lumbar radiculitis at L5 only?
3. Can you use disc herniation and radiculopathy codes in the same patient in the same region?
If you answer "yes" for any of the above questions, you urgently need to prepare yourself and review these guidance.
Please prepare for your future.by ordering immediately at a 25% discount. Go to http://www.asipppublishing.com/ and make your purchase today!
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Two minutes.
That's all the time it took for paramedic Kevin Altman to watch a heroin overdose patient literally come back from the dead during a recent call. Altman had just administered a dose of the opioid-blocking drug Narcan after realizing the man had gone into full cardiac arrest. "He had stopped breathing and his heart was not beating," Altman said. "A couple minutes after we gave him the Narcan, he came back in front of our eyes.".

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Sadly, we live in a society where there will always be illegal drugs available. Sure, some of these drugs will be confiscated during arrests and raids by law enforcement officers, but there is no way to rid our society of all of them. In a perfect world that would be the case, but we don't live in a perfect world.

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In the August ASIPP® podcast we'll be talking with Christy Davies of Apex Biologix about the business potential of adding regenerative medicine procedures to your practice. Our news segment has a story about a pain medication showing promise as a treatment for Alzheimer disease, new hope for eliminating opioid tolerance, the pay gap between male and female doctors, and much more. Plus, the health hazards of bagpipes.
Click HERE to listen!

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is effective in treating chronic neuropathic pain, yet, very little is known about the underlying mechanisms of this intervention. Improved understanding of SCS would not only help better tailor treatments for better results in the clinic. This can be achieved through enhanced communication between clinicians and basic researchers to design more effective treatments.

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The FDA recognizes SCS "as an aid in the management of chronic intractable pain of the trunk or limbs." This statement gathered support from leading pain medicine organizations, including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Yet, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and Pennsylvania modified their policy earlier this month, dubbing SCS for the treatment of pain associated with conditions including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord lesions, acute peripheral nerve injuries, postherpetic neuralgia and cancer 'investigational'.

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Start Planning NOW!
ASIPP® to Begin Accepting Abstracts for 2017 Annual Meeting
Registration will be open for Abstract Submissions beginning September 13, 2016.
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.

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State Society News

Connecticut Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Sept 23-24, 2016
2016 Fall Meeting - Pain & Addiction: A Collective Response to a State Crisis Friday & Saturday, September 23 & 24, 2016
Mystic Hilton, 20 Coogan Blvd., Mystic * 860-572-0328

NYSIPP Meeting
November 4 - 7, 2016
The New York Society of Interventional Pain Physicians will hold a meeting November 4-7, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, NJ - registration link is:   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.  

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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