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American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians News  | October 1, 2014

  IN THIS ISSUE 

  1. Only a Few Spots Available for the October Cadaver Workshop
  2. ASIPP October Controlled Substance Workshop in Orlando 
  3. ASIPP Launches Career Center to Connect Job Seekers and Employers in Interventional Pain Management 
  4. Abstract Submission for Annual Meeting Poster Presentations Now Open 
  5. WebMD Has Received $13.9M to Promote Obamacare 
  6. Will an 'App' Replace the 'Doc'? 
  7. Docs leery of sharing risk with payers in value-based reimbursement 
  8. In Practice: Clearing the Inbox 
  9. Prices for Physician-Dispensed Drugs in Georgia Fell After Reforms, But Still Higher Than Pharmacies 
  10. AAN Warns Against Opioids in Chronic Noncancer Pain 
  11. When the white coat comes off: Realities retiring physicians face 
cadaver

Only a Few Spots Available for the October Cadaver Workshop

 

 

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

 

Brochure

 

 ABIPP Part I Examination- Application 

 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

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AHRQ Releases Research Review on Opioid Effectiveness

 

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a research review titled The Effectiveness and Risks of Long-Term Opioid Treatment of Chronic Pain.


 

Click HERE to read report.

 

 


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)

Click HERE to register

 

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.


 

careerASIPP Launches Career Center to Connect Job Seekers and Employers in Interventional Pain Management

 

The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) today announced the launch of the ASIPP Job Board, a new online career center designed specifically to connect employers and talent in the field of Interventional Pain Management.   

 

The ASIPP Job Board is powered by JobTarget, the leading provider of job websites and career centers for organizations that serve niche audiences.  It can be found at http://jobs.asipp.org/home/  and can be accessed by ASIPP members and non-members alike.  

 

Members use coupon code "20Member" to receive 20% off the listed prices for job postings.

 

abstractAbstract Submission for Annual Meeting Poster Presentations Now Open

 

Make your plans now to participate in the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians abstract and poster presentation at the 17th Annual Meeting, April 9-11 in Orlando Florida.

 

This year's abstract session will be bigger and better. In response to your many suggestions, the top 20 posters will be on  display through our new  electronic poster presentations with Q & A time with poster presenters. They will also be published in Pain Physician journal.

 

In addition the Top 8 posters will be presented for judging during Friday's session. The top three abstracts will receive cash prizes.

 

Posters will be on display during the meeting on both Thursday and Friday in the exhibitor hall.

 

The abstract submission deadline will be February 6, 2015.

 

Click HERE for a complete set of rules and to access the online submission application.

 

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WebMD Has Received $13.9M to Promote Obamacare

 

WebMD has received nearly $14 million to promote Obamacare, as part of a government initiative designed to get Americans to turn to "official information" on the health care law.


 

The contract amount is much higher than was previously known, new documents revealed on Tuesday.


 

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a "limited source justification" to extend WebMD's contract through September 2015. The government has obligated a total of $13,932,914 for the "Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Health Care Priorities Educational Initiative" thus far.

 

 

Washington Free Beacon

 

 

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Will an 'App' Replace the 'Doc'?

 

Rather than making an appointment to visit a primary care physician for a hands-on physical examination and a face-to-face conversation, why not consult your computer or hand-held device while watching ESPN in your armchair?


 

Far-fetched as this may seem to those of us over the age of 50, this is fast becoming the norm across the U.S. -- for example:


 

* The Grand Rounds website provides users with access to specialists for second opinions.

* For $40 per "visit," Doctor On Demand touts immediate access to an online medical consultant for whatever ails us.

 

MedPage Today

 

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Docs leery of sharing risk with payers in value-based reimbursement

 

Physician distrust of payers is a significant impediment to creating value-based reimbursement programs, according to a new survey from global business advisory firm FTI Consulting.


 

In fact, 41 percent of physicians who do not participate in a value-based relationship point to distrust of payers as the major reason.


 

"This lack of trust will be a huge hurdle for payers to overcome as they often cite provider buy-in and engagement as critical to the success of any value-based arrangement," Phil Polakoff, M.D., senior managing director and chief medical executive of the health solutions practice at the firm, said in an announcement.

 

 

Fierce Health Partners

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In Practice: Clearing the Inbox

 

Recent studies indicate that while a low percentage of physicians use e-mail to communicate with patients, the majority of patients would prefer their doctor communicate via e-mail -- and would even be willing to pay for it.


 

A May 2013 Kantar Media Sources and Interactions study found that less than 30% of physicians say they use e-mail to communicate with patients. But a June 2014 Catalyst Healthcare Research study suggested 93% of patients would prefer a doctor who uses e-mail, and 25% of those would be willing to pay a $25 fee if they could get directly in touch with their doctor.

 

MedPage Today

 

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Prices for Physician-Dispensed Drugs in Georgia Fell After Reforms, But Still Higher Than Pharmacies

 

 

A new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) showed that Georgia's changes to the reimbursement rules for physician-dispensed drugs reduced the average price per pill paid by 25-40 percent for most of the drugs commonly dispensed by physicians. However, the post-reform prices paid for physician-dispensed drugs were still 20-40 percent higher than the prices paid to pharmacies for the same drug.


 

"In many states across the country, policymakers are debating whether doctors should be paid significantly more than pharmacies for dispensing the same drug," said Dr. Richard Victor, WCRI's executive director. "Policymakers in Georgia adopted new rules to narrow the price difference, and the research continues to show the new regulations did not discourage physicians from continuing to dispense these drugs at lower prices, which was a concern."


 

Insurance New Net

 

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AAN Warns Against Opioids in Chronic Noncancer Pain

 

The risks of opioids far outweigh their benefits in chronic pain conditions such as headache, fibromyalgia, and lower back pain, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Neurology.


 

The statement lists several best practices -- including checking a prescription data monitoring program (PDMP) before prescribing opioids -- and calls for primary care doctors to refer chronic pain patients to specialists if they are taking daily doses of 80 to 120 mg morphine-equivalent per day.

 

 

MedPage Today

 

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When the white coat comes off: Realities retiring physicians face

 

Regardless of occupation or industry, choosing to retire is an intricate, complex - and in a lot of cases nowadays - painful process.


 

For the crop of physicians currently considering retirement, it's mostly the latter. Under a new regime of regulations and with technological requirements mounting ever-higher, many doctors are not just making plans to get out, but to get out early. According to the latest survey from the Physicians Foundation, a whopping 39 percent of physicians indicated that they would be accelerating their retirement plans due to changes in the healthcare system.

 

 

Medical Practice Insider

 

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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.

 

 

* Please send your State Society meetings and news to:
 Holly Long at hlong@asipp.org

 

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