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American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians News  | September 24, 2014

  IN THIS ISSUE 

  1. ASIPP to Host October Cadaver Workshop in Orlando
  2. Obama Administration Says 7.3 Million Who Picked Health Plans on Exchanges Have Paid Premiums 
  3. AMA Urges Overhaul of Electronic Medical Records 
  4. ASIPP October Controlled Substance Workshop in Orlando 
  5. Doctors: Skeptical About Health Law, Optimistic About Future of Medicine 
  6. Hillary to TCT: Fee-for-Service Days Are Numbered 
  7. Gynecologists Resist FDA Over Popular Surgical Tool  
  8. Young Physicians OK With Obamacare While Older Doctors Bristle 
  9. Hospitals Cut Costs by Getting Doctors to Stick to Guidelines  
  10. One Insurer Holds Obamacare Fate in Two States 
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ASIPP to Host October Cadaver Workshop in Orlando

 

 

This 1-day workshop is designed for interventional pain physicians, for a review, skills improvement, or to assist in preparation for Comprehensive Interventional Pain Management Examination qualifications. ASIPP offers the most in-depth, comprehensive, and individualized programs available in interventional pain management, featuring maximum hands-on training with cadavers in a state-of-the-art facility and maximum ability to interact with other participants. 

 


 

Participants will experience a comprehensive and intense learning opportunity, focusing on interventional pain management techniques.

  • Each cadaver station is limited to a maximum of 7 participants.
  • Participants can choose the level of participation: basic, intermediate, or ABIPP Preparation
  • C-arms and state-of-the-art equipment are utilized in this course. Participants are requested to dress in casual attire or scrubs. Leaded aprons and thyroid shields will be provided. However, participants are advised to bring their own protective eyewear.
  • Participants will be provided with 7 video lectures relevant to the course material

 

Click HERE to register

 

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 ABIPP Part I Examination- Application 

 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

ROSEN CENTRE HOTEL

9840 INTERNATIONAL DRIVE, ORLANDO, FL 32819 | (800) 204-7234

 Inform the agent that you are booking for American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

 

Book now

 

An alternate choice for rooms is the Hilton Orlando,6001 Destination Parkway, just across the street from the Rosen.  Click HERE for  reservations.

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Obama Administration Says 7.3 Million Who Picked Health Plans on Exchanges Have Paid Premiums

 

WASHINGTON-The Obama administration said Thursday that 7.3 million people who picked health plans through the new insurance exchanges had paid premiums and retained their coverage as of mid-August, suggesting that at least 700,000 people who signed up for coverage earlier this year later let it go.

 

The number of people with paid-up coverage has long been the subject of contention. Republican critics of the law had said President Barack Obama's announcement earlier this year that 8 million people had applied for plans through HealthCare.gov and state exchanges by the main mid-April deadline was less important than a concrete count of how many had paid their premiums. Paying is the final step necessary for people to enroll in coverage.

 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced the new number during testimony to a congressional panel questioning her about security issues with HealthCare.gov. She said she was "encouraged" by the number, and later called it a "really strong number."

 

 

Wall Street Journal

 

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AMA Urges Overhaul of Electronic Medical Records

 

It's no secret that many physicians hate the electronic-medical-records systems they use, saying they are cumbersome, poorly designed and detract from patient care.

 

Amplifying those concerns, the American Medical Association on Tuesday is calling for a major overhaul of EMR systems to make usability and high-quality patient care a higher priority.

 

"The health system desperately needs working information technology to help support quality care," said AMA President-elect Steven J. Stack. "The current generation of EMRs and the way they are deployed is not supporting the quality of care we need it to."

 

 

Wall Street Journal

 

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octoberASIPP October Controlled Substance Workshop in Orlando


 

The ASIPP Comprehensive Review Course and Competency Exam in Controlled Substance Management and Practice Management Competency Exam will be held in Orlando, Florida, on October 17-19, 2014. 

 

The Controlled Substance Management intensive review course is designed to present interventional pain management specialists and other health care providers an in-depth review of multiple areas of interventional pain management-the areas we were never taught, yet are crucial for our survival.


 
The two-day comprehensive review courses are planned as a CME activity to prepare for competency certification or an in-depth review in areas of What You Need to Know in Controlled Substance Management in IPM. This review course is based on the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians' specifications for competency certification examinations.

 

This course is intended to present interventional pain management specialists, nurses, and other healthcare providers an in-depth review of multiple areas of interventional pain management including Controlled Substance Management.

Educational Objectives for Controlled Substance Management:

* Review basic science and core concepts

* Discuss pharmacology

* Identify clinical use and effectiveness

* Identify substance abuse

* Discuss topics with documentation, regulatory issues,legal issues, and ethical issues

 

In addition to the review course, the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians(for physicians) and the American Association of Allied Pain Management Professionals(for non-physicians) offers the opportunity for examination in order for physicians to obtain competency certification to and non-physicians to obtain associate certificates in Controlled Substance Management or Coding, Compliance, and Practice Management.

 

Controlled Substance Management (Oct. 17-18) and Competency Examination (Oct. 19)

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Coding, Compliance, and Practice Management Competency Examination (Oct. 19)

Click HERE to register

 

Brochure

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

ROSEN CENTRE HOTEL

9840 INTERNATIONAL DRIVE, ORLANDO, FL 32819 | (800) 204-7234

 Inform the agent that you are booking for American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.


Book now

 

An alternate choice for rooms is the Hilton Orlando,6001 Destination Parkway, just across the street from the Rosen.  

Click HERE for  reservations.


 

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Doctors: Skeptical About Health Law, Optimistic About Future of Medicine

 

Doctors are overextended, skeptical of changes wrought by the federal health law, but more optimistic about the future of medicine than they were two years ago, according to a new survey of 20,000 U.S. physicians.

 

Despite many specific complaints, 71% of those polled said they would choose to become doctors again if they were making the choice today, up from 66% two years ago. And 50% would recommend it to their children, compared with 42% in 2012 and 40% in 2008.

 

Those views may say more about the changing makeup of the physician workforce than the conditions in which they work. Respondents to the survey, conducted every two years by the nonprofit Physicians Foundation, were younger, more likely to be female and more likely to be employed by a hospital or health system than in past years, reflecting industry trends.

 

 

Wall Street Journal

 

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Hillary to TCT: Fee-for-Service Days Are Numbered

 

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton says fee-for-service medicine is probably an idea whose time has passed.

"The fee-for-service model, which made a lot of sense for a long time, may not make sense for physicians, for hospitals, or any other providers and may not make sense for patients and other payers," Clinton told a packed house of 3,000 cardiologists at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting here.


 

Answering a question from TCT president Jack Lewin, MD, she said, "We need to have as evidence-based and mature a conversation as we can have about [fee-for-service]."

 

 

MedPage Today

 

 

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Gynecologists Resist FDA Over Popular Surgical Tool

Doctors nationwide are still using a gynecological tool months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that it can spread undetected cancer, demonstrating the limits of the regulator's reach into clinical practice.

 

Since the FDA warning in April, Johnson & Johnson JNJ +0.60% pulled the device called a laparoscopic power morcellator from the market; many hospitals, such as Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and Philadelphia's Temple University Hospital, put moratoriums on the tool; and some regional insurers stopped covering its use.

 

Wall Street Journal

 

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Young Physicians OK With Obamacare While Older Doctors Bristle

 

Though U.S. physicians continue to have issues with the Affordable Care Act, it appears to be a generational taste developing of the law making sweeping changes to their profession.


 

More than half, or 50.8 percent, of doctors 46 years of age and older give the health law a "D" or "F" while just 37 percent of doctors 45 and younger give the legislation such poor grades, a new survey released last week of physicians commissioned by The Physicians Foundation.


 

Meanwhile, nearly 30 percent of the younger doctors gave the health law an "A" or "B" when asked: "What overall grade would you give the Affordable Care Act as a vehicle for healthcare reform?" One-third, or 33.1 percent of doctors 45 and younger gave the law a "C."

 

 

Forbes

 

 

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Hospitals Cut Costs by Getting Doctors to Stick to Guidelines

A hospital group in Delaware was concerned it was spending too much on cardiac monitoring for patients outside of intensive care who didn't need it. So it changed its computer system to encourage doctors to follow American Heart Association guidelines for using the monitors.

 

The number of patients using the monitors, and the group's daily costs for such monitoring, fell by 70% without any harm to patient care, researchers from Wilmington, Del.,-based Christiana Care Health System report in a study in JAMA Internal Medicine.

 

The effort is part of a push by some hospitals across the nation to cut costs by standardizing care. Although professional bodies such as the AHA publish numerous guidelines advising doctors how best to treat various diseases, many doctors deviate from guidelines, which can lead to overuse of some tests and procedures. Doctors cite various reasons for deviating, from personal preference to institutional custom. Pressure from patients and doctors' desire to avoid getting sued can also be a factor.

 

 

Wall Street Journal

 

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One Insurer Holds Obamacare Fate in Two States

 

Here's a health law pop quiz: Which two states have the least successful Obamacare health insurance exchanges?

You may guess a state in the Deep South where political opposition to the law is fierce. Or maybe Missouri? It passed a state law saying consumer advisors funded by the Affordable Care Act aren't allowed to advise consumers.


 

In fact, Iowa and South Dakota are the two states where the ACA insurance marketplaces struggled the most. In both, just 11.1% of residents eligible for subsidized insurance signed up for it - the lowest rates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). (Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent program of the foundation.)

 

 

MedPage Today

 

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Save the Date: NY/NJ Chapters Schedule Pain Medicine Symposium

 

The New York and New Jersey Societies of Interventional Pain Physicians' 2014 Pain Medicine Symposium will be held on November 6 - 9, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City in New Jersey.

 

More information will be available soon.

 

 

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 Holly Long at hlong@asipp.org

 

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