American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians | February 1, 2017
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians | April 18, 2017
     Annual Meeting Begins Thursday !
We WILL See You in Vegas  

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ASIPP Room Block Closed, But Rooms Still Available

ASIPP is proud to announce that Mayor Rudolph "Rudy" Giuliani  will be addressing the attendees of  the 2017 ASIPP Annual Meeting to be held April 20- 22, 2017 in Las Vegas. Mayor Giuliani will be one of our keynote speakers on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Caesar's Palace in Vegas.  

Other prestigious guest speakers lined up for this year's meeting include:  
  • Congressman Ed Whitfield: ASIPP is Moving Forward, Long-time friend of ASIPP and recently retired Congressman for Kentucky
  • Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP - Keynote Speaker: Delivering Humanistic Care in the Era of High Tech and Lean Resources Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA Abraham Verghese is a physician-author, Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine.   
  • Robert Wachter, MD: The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA Dr. Robert Wachter is Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He was named one of the 50 most influential physicians in the U.S. for each of the past 7 years.  
  • Robert Laszewski: US Health Care: Present Status and Future Directions for Independent Physician President, Health Policy and Strategy Associates, LLC. Robert Laszewski is a frequent speaker at ASIPP events. He is the president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, Inc. (HPSA), a policy and marketplace consulting firm dealing with health policy and market change.  
  • Richard North, MD: Evolving Concepts of Neuromoducation: Past, Present and Future  President, the Neuromodulation Foundation, Inc. Dr. Richard North has directed the Neurosurgery Spine Service for 16 years at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has received The American Academy of Pain Medicine's Founder's Award, and the North American Neuromodulation Society's Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of implanted electrical stimulation devices.
  • Philippe Hernigou, MD - Keynote Speaker: Innovations in Stem Cell Therapy for Musculoskeletal Injuries Chief of Surgery & Professor of Hospital Henri Mondor, University, Paris. Dr. Hernigou served as a Member of the Board of Scientific Advisors of Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc. He has used autologous bone marrow concentrate (BMC) to treat orthopedic pathologies since 1990.
  • Laxmaiah Manchikanti: Evolution or Innovation: Current Perspectives and Future Strategies, Chairman of the Board and CEO, ASIPP

In addition, ASIPP will be offering multiple afternoon breakout sessions includes sections on:

  • Compliance Billing and Coding
  • Responsible Controlled Substance Prescribing
  • Endoscopic Decompression
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Practce Management
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center Payment Systems
  • Emerging Concepts in IPM
  • Abstract Session
  • Current and Future Concepts in IPM

ASIPP is Offering Advocacy Clinics for the First Time Ever

During the afternoon on Friday, you are invited to take advantage of the expertise of ASIPP’s  Counsel to prepare you to not only contact and share concerns with your local representatives, but also prepare you to join ASIPP when we visit our Senators and Congressmen in Washington, DC.  

This is your time to learn the issues that affect Interventional Pain Management and more importantly, learn how to express your concerns to local, state and national lawmakers.  

ASIPP has been extremely effective in being heard on the Hill. We have been able to have our concerns not only voiced but addressed by legislation. ASIPP has been able to turn the tide on some bills to help, instead of hurt, the future of IPM.  

Join the winning team! Start at this year’s annual meeting. Senator and Randi Hutchinson, and Congressman Ed Whitfield and Jeff MacKinnon will all be paired off in two rooms available to you at 30 minute intervals Friday afternoon from 1 pm to 5 pm  

These slots are available on a first come, first serve basis and limited to six people per half-hour session. Perfect for you to sign up with doctors from your practice or even members from your state!  

Sign up sheets will be available at the ASIPP booth at the annual meeting.   

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     Save The Date!

Board Certification Testing Available in June in Orlando, FL 

Make plans now to take one of the following exams during the June 16 – 18th course in Orlando, FL. 

We will be offering the following exams (more details will be available next week)  


Written and Oral Exams will be held on Saturday, June 17. Hand-on lab exam will be Sunday 18th

Cardinal Health’s $6.1 Billion Deal for Some Medtronic Operations Raises Debt Concerns  

Cardinal said it will fund the acquisition with $4.5 billion in new debt plus existing cash.

The move prompted Fitch Ratings to voice concerns over Cardinal’s debt and lower its outlook on the health-care services company. That, combined with a dimmed outlook from Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal sent shares tumbling 13% premarket to $71.40.    

  MACRA’s future? Tom Price wants doctors’ ideas for Medicare payment models    

If you have ideas for innovative Medicare payment models, new Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price wants to hear them. Price asked doctors to recommend payment alternatives to fee-for-service models at a meeting earlier this week,  according to Bloomberg BNA. That could signal changes ahead for the payment system created under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

Innovative models could work better and might stop doctors from leaving the profession mid-career because of  burnout, Price said, while speaking before the first voting meeting of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technology Advisory Committee, which was created under  MACRA, Bloomberg reported.  

  Mass. Study: Illicit Fentanyl Involved in Most Opioid Fatalities 

The highly-potent, short-acting opiate fentanyl was involved in two-thirds of roughly 200 recent opioid overdose deaths occurring within a six-month period in southeast Massachusetts, researchers report.

A joint investigation by state public health officials and the CDC highlights the growing role of the drug, especially illegally manufactured "street" fentanyl, in the opioid epidemic. 

It also emphasized the rapidly fatal nature of overdose deaths involving fentanyl, and the importance of educating users about the opioid-reversing medication naloxone and making it readily available. 

MedPage Today

Finally, an Online Journal for Interventional Pain Management Case Reports, as well as Brief Reports and Reviews

Inaugural Issue Online Now!      

Inside this inuaugural issue of Interventional Pain Management Reports (IPM Reports) , we are featuring an impressive amount of case reports on Epidural Hematoma. These and much more informative manuscripts  are found in the March 2017 issue of  IPM Reports.   

This issue includes:

  • Five Epidural Hematoma-Related Articles
  • Subcutaneous Botulinum Toxin Injections for Post-Craniotomy Scars
  • Perioperative Ketamine Infusion for Reversing Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia
  • Platelet Rich Plasma in the Treatment Algorithm of Knee Osteoarthritis

State Society News  

OHSIPP Meeting

August 25-27, 2017

The Ohio Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (OHSIPP) has set the dates for its 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


FSIPP Meeting

August 27 - 30, 2017

The Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (FSIPP) has set the dates for its 2017 meeting

Dates are April 27-30, 2107

The meeting will be held in Orlando, FL at the Orlando World Center Marriott  

Click Here for more information and to make reservation

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