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American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians News  | December 31, 2014

  IN THIS ISSUE 

 

  1. ASIPP Hosting Ultrasound for Non-spinal Techniques Review and Hands-on Caver Workshop for IPM Techniques in Vegas
  2. Embrace the Future: Register to Attend  ASIPP's 17th Annual Meeting
  3. CDC: Flu at epidemic level; 15 children dead this season
  4. FDA Launches Compounding Advisory Committee
  5. Under-treating pain - Are physicians scared of addiction? The DEA?
  6. CMS announces new ICD-10 end-to-end testing opportunity for providers
  7. 'Where Does It Hurt Most?' Is a Valid Diagnostic Question
  8. Separating Spondyloarthritis From Back Pain Still Problematic
  9. As Medicaid Rolls Swell, Cuts in Payments to Doctors Threaten Access to Care
  10. Ebola Toll Passes 20,000 - Number is Probably an Underestimate of True Impact
  11. FDA announces Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee members
  12. Submit Your Abstract Today for 17th Annual Meeting Abstract Session 

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ASIPP Hosting Ultrasound for Non-spinal Techniques Review and Hands-on Caver Workshop for IPM Techniques in Vegas

 

 


 
The Ultrasound for Non-spinal techniques Review and Hands-on Workshop will be Feb. 27, 2015 and the Hands-on Cadaver Workshop for IPM with be Feb. 28 - March 1, 2015


 

The course will have three levels: Basic, Intermediate, and ABIPP Exam Preparation (Advanced) plus online Videos and Presentations.


 

Click HERE to view brochure


 

Room block:

The Venetian

3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard

Las Vegas, NV 89109

Phone: 702-414-1000


 

Click HERE for Hotel link.

 

Click HERE to register

 

 

annualEmbrace the Future: Register to Attend  ASIPP's 17th Annual Meeting

 


 

 April 9-11, 2015 | Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando | Orlando, Florida

 

 

 

We are pleased to announce the agenda for ASIPP's 17th Annual Meeting in collaboration with the Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. We hope you will join us for the meeting in the fun filled city of Orlando. Bring your family and spend a few days.

 

This year's theme is Embrace the Future: Evidence, Medical necessity, Be accountable and reasonable, Research-based practice, Advocacy based on evidence, Competency and compromise based on a comprehensive approach, Ethical practice and sacrifice. (BROCHURE)

 

We continue to face challenges in our practices and our specialty but the best way to handle these difficulties is by staying positive and to EMBRACE THE FUTURE.  The 2015 Annual Meeting will have practical, evidence-based, and progressive education to help preserve your practice into the future. We believe you will find that this conference is quite different from the majority of other conferences. We have worked hard to design a meeting for you and your staff that covers the many aspects of your practice, from evidence-based medicine, emerging concepts and controversies, to practice management and information technology and media, and much, much more.

 

This Annual Meeting will have many exciting features: not only practical, evidence-based education, but also many new and exciting speakers, whom we are proud to say are the highest quality we've ever had.

 

1.  John J. Nance, a New York Times Best-Seller Author, and ABC Analyst, will provide the Manchikanti Distinguished lecture "Surviving the Affordable Care Act Earthquake: Implications and Survival Strategies for Interventional Pain Management." Mr. Nance will also talk on "Medical Errors: Prevention and Management in IPM. http://www.johnnanceassociates.com/

 

2.  P. Christopher Music, best-selling author and international speaker, will provide a keynote talk on "Survival of Independent Practice of Interventional Pain Management: Strategies for Present and Future." http://www.pchristophermusic.com/

 

3.  Dr. Devi is the first interventional pain physician to be a medical journalist. She will deliver the Raj-Racz Distinguished lecture "IPM in the Age of Explosive Information and Media: Is it Indispensable or Irrelevant? She will provide tips for us on how to deal with the age of information and instant and rapid communication. http://doctordevi.com/

 

4.  Vanila Singh, MD will tell us about "An Interventionalist's Experience: Jumping into the Political Arena - Facts, Fiction, Frustration and Reward."  


 

Other speakers include eminent physicians Christopher J. Gilligan, MD, Robert Levy, MD, PhD, Paul Sloan, MD, Konstantin Slavin, MD, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, MD, PhD, and Gabriele Jasper, MD, and many others-each with a lifetime of experience in interventional pain management.

 

We also offer sessions on practical billing, coding, and practice management and our always popular abstract presentations. This year we have a special session for our large resident and fellow members with many great speakers.

     

Join us for this exciting meeting and begin to Embrace the Future. 


 

Click HERE to Register

 

Click HERE for Exhibitor Prospectus

 

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CDC: Flu at epidemic level; 15 children dead this season

 

(CNN) -- The United States has officially surpassed the "epidemic" threshold with this season's flu virus, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


 

The CDC estimates that nearly 7% of all deaths nationwide were due to pneumonia and influenza during the week ending December 20 -- the last week for which the agency has compiled figures on the outbreak.

 

 

CNN

 

 

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FDA Launches Compounding Advisory Committee

 

WASHINGTON -- The FDA has formed a new advisory committee to deal with issues related to compounded medications.


 

Problems with individually compounded prescriptions attracted national attention in 2012 after tainted preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate for injection, made by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) of Framingham, Mass., was tied to dozens of deaths from meningitis nationwide. The government put the final death toll at 64.

 

 

Med Page Today

 

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Under-treating pain - Are physicians scared of addiction? The DEA?

 

Are physicians under-treating pain because they're afraid patients might become addicted? Ort that they'll get in trouble from the Drug Enforcement Administration?


 

Over the past decade, the number of people addicted to pain medication has gone up, and scrutiny on providers who prescribe heavy drugs to ease pain has increased. According to Medscape's Ethics Report 2014, most physicians would not under-treat pain, regardless of the potential for addiction or issues with the DEA, and that hasn't changed much over time.

 

 

Becker's ASC Review

 

 

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CMS announces new ICD-10 end-to-end testing opportunity for providers

 

CMS announced that a second sample group of providers will have the opportunity to participate in ICD-10 end-to-end testing during the week of April 26 through May 1.


 

The providers will have the opportunity to participate in end-to-end testing with Medicare Administrative Contractors and the Common Electronic Data Interchange contractor. Approximately 850 volunteer submitters will be selected to participate in the April end-to-end testing.

 

CMS
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'Where Does It Hurt Most?' Is a Valid Diagnostic Question
New studies suggest patient descriptions of pain help in diagnosis.

 

Two new studies say that patients' descriptions of back or hip pain may have clinically valid utility in diagnosis of their conditions.


 

A small study involving patients with hip pain in New Zealand found numerical pain rating scale (NPRS) scores from more than a dozen standardized tests, such as external hip rotation, and found those scores to be "almost perfect" in their reliability.

 

 

MedPage Today

 

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Separating Spondyloarthritis From Back Pain Still Problematic
Spinal MRI criteria don't help differentiate SpA from nonspecific pain.

 

None of the proposed criteria for a positive spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan are clinically useful in distinguishing patients with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) from those with nonspecific back pain, new research indicates.


 

The diagnostic utility of all cutoff values for corner inflammatory (CIL) or several corner fatty lesions (CFL) as proposed in the literature at ≥2/≥3 CIL or ≥6 CFL were not clinically useful for differentiating nr-axSpA from nonspecific back pain.

 

 

MedPage Today

 

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As Medicaid Rolls Swell, Cuts in Payments to Doctors Threaten Access to Care

 

WASHINGTON - Just as millions of people are gaining insurance through Medicaid, the program is poised to make deep cuts in payments to many doctors, prompting some physicians and consumer advocates to warn that the reductions could make it more difficult for Medicaid patients to obtain care.


 

The Affordable Care Act provided a big increase in Medicaid payments for primary care in 2013 and 2014. But the increase expires on Thursday - just weeks after the Obama administration told the Supreme Court that doctors and other providers had no legal right to challenge the adequacy of payments they received from Medicaid.

 

NY Times

 

 

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Ebola Toll Passes 20,000 - Number is Probably an Underestimate of True Impact

 

The cumulative number of cases in the West African Ebola epidemic has passed 20,000, according to the World Health Organization.


 

In Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone -- the three hardest hit countries -- some 20,081 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola have been reported, the agency said in its Dec. 29 situation report.

 

 

MedPage Today

 

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FDA announces Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee members

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the membership of the Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee. The committee is comprised of 14 members  - 12 voting and two non-voting - who will provide advice on scientific, technical and medical issues concerning drug compounding under sections 503A and 503B of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.


 

 "Advisory committees are a very important source of knowledge and advice for drug regulation," said Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. "This is a key step toward implementing the compounding provisions of the Drug Quality and Security Act, and I expect we will benefit greatly from the advice and recommendations the members of the committee provide." 

 

 

FDA

 

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Submit Your Abstract Today for 17th Annual Meeting Abstract Session

 

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.

 

 

For a complete set of rules and to access the online submission application, please go to:  http://www.asipp.org/0415-Abstract-registration.htm
 

 

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FSIPP Annual 2015 Meeting a Huge Success

 

In 2015 we will be having our FSIPP Annual Meeting in association with ASIPP.  The meeting will be held in Orlando at the Lowe's Royal Pacific Resort, Universal, on April 9, 10, 11, 12 of 2015.  We anticipate several hundred participants and   expect the educational agenda to blow your mind.  


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Save The Date! CASIPP Meeting set for October 2015

 

 

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the California chapter of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians will be Oct. 16-18, 2015.  The event will take place at the Monterey Plaza Hotel in Monterey, California.  Registration will open early next year.  

 

 

 

 

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

 

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