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American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians News  | May 13, 2015

IN THIS ISSUE

    1. Traumatized Nation of Nepal Struck Again: ASIPP Relief Fund Accepting Donations
    2.  Registration Now Open for July Board Review Course in Chicago 
    3. ASIPP To Offer Controlled Substance Management, Coding, Compliance and Practice Management Courses in Chicago
    4. ASIPP Webinar: Get On The Road To ICD-10 Success For Your Pain Management Practice
    5. 14 drugs Medicare spends $1 billion on 
    6. Abandoned Painkiller Makes a Comeback 
    7. Opioid Abuse Driving Hep C Spike 
    8. ICD-10 bill surfaces, calls for delay, more study of rollout disruptions 
    9. Medicaid Expansion Still a Tumultuous Fight in Some States 
    10. State Society News 
    11. Physician Wanted 
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Traumatized Nation of Nepal Struck Again: ASIPP Relief Fund Accepting Donations 

 

To date, ASIPP has given $25,000 toward the Nepal earthquake relief fund.

 

The magnitude 7.3 earthquake that struck yesterday has left dozens more killed and more than 1,000 injured.  Now more than 5,000 people are dead. More than 10,000 injured. The death toll and injury rate continues to rise as the rescue and relief efforts continue. Millions across Nepal urgently need our help.

 

Dr. Yogesh Malla, who is Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti's partner in two pain management centers and a member of ASIPP, has family directly affected by the Nepal Earthquake. He and his wife were born in Nepal and most of their family is still living there. After hours of making phone calls, trying to reach friends and families, they were finally able to find out that everyone survived - but were very shaken by the amount of chaos and damage done to their country. Read Dr. Malla's story in the Paducah Sun HERE

 

It's not too late to join with ASIPP and make a donation to the ASIPP® Relief Fund, Inc. to  assist with the recovery efforts mobilizing around the world to help earthquake victims. Dr. Manchikanti has personally given $2,000 to support relief efforts.

 

Click HERE to access the donation form.

 

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Registration Now Open for July Board Review Course in Chicago

 

Make plans today to attend the 2015 Board Review Course set for July 21-24 at the Palmer House in Chicago, IL.

 

This intensive and comprehensive high-quality review will prepare physicians appearing for the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)-Subspecialty Pain Medicine examination and for the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ABIPP)-Part 1 examination.

 

- A five-day review covering anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, ethics, interventional techniques, non-interventional techniques, controlled substances and practice management

- Unique lectures by experts in the field

- Extensive educational materials

 

 MEETING LINKS  |  REGISTRATION  |  BROCHURE  |  PALMER HOUSE  |  

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ASIPP To Offer Controlled Substance Management, Coding, Compliance and Practice Management Courses in Chicago

 

The ASIPP Comprehensive Review Courses and Exams in Controlled Substance Management and Coding, Compliance, and Practice Management will be held in Chicago, Illinois, on July 22-24, 2015.

 

The Coding, Compliance and Practice Management is so beneficial to practices, both office-based and ASCs, that many physicians send their staff early to keep them current on the cutting edge aspects of practice management. These intensive review courses are 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 course features many nationally recognized experts in pain management billing and coding and practice management as well as controlled substance management. In today's environment of regulations and litigations, you can't afford not to broaden your knowledge and refresh your skills in these areas.

 

Educational Objectives for Coding, Compliance, and Practice Management in IPM:

- Discuss documentation

- Review practice management topics

- Discuss coding and billing

- Examine compliance issues

 

CLICK HERE to register for Coding, Compliance and Practice Management Course 

 

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

 

CLICK HERE to register for Controlled Substance Management Course 

 

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 and Coding, Compliance, and Practice Management.

 

Click HERE for Reservations at The Palmer House Hotel  

17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603 | Phone: 312-726-7500

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ASIPP Webinar: Get On The Road To ICD-10 Success For Your Pain Management Practice! 

 

Marvel Hammer, RN, CPC will hsot a webinar on May 28 from 11 am to 12:30 pm CST on ICD-10.


 

This webinar will focus on the actual ICD-10 codes and corresponding ICD-10 guidelines. Some of the important topics to be covered ...

  • The differences and similarities between ICD-9 and ICD-10
  • Is Your Documentation Up to Snuff?  Find Out What Needs to Change In Your Pain Management Notes to Continue Correct Coding in ICD-10
  • When pain management providers should report an acute or chronic pain ICD-10 code as the primary diagnosis
  • How to report bilateral conditions when ICD-10 only include specific unilateral codes
  • The importance of including "cause and effect" etiology in their notes by using  words such as "due to," "secondary to," "caused by," or "resulting from" to connect conditions to their underlying cause
  • What is the difference in reporting initial versus subsequent encounters in ICD-10...Hint: It doesn't necessarily match new patient versus established patient in CPT!
  • When a cervical spinal condition should be reported as "high cervical" versus "mid-cervical" versus "cervicothoracic"?

 

 

Click HERE to register

 

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14 drugs Medicare spends $1 billion on

 

Physicians probably already know about Nexium taking the throne among medications on which The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spends piles of money, but it's only one among billion-dollar drugs.


 

When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services opened up its Part D database last week, in fact, the data revealed 14 drugs that each cost the federal government and beneficiaries more than $1 billion. What's more, these drugs consumed nearly one-quarter of Medicare prescription drug spending in 2013, the year CMS studied.

 

 

Medical Practice Insider
abandonedAbandoned Painkiller Makes a Comeback

 

In 2006, in the midst of a growing opioid epidemic, the FDA approved the new narcotic painkiller Opana.

It was a familiar drug.

 

Under the name Numorphan, it had been abused in the 1960s and 1970s until it was removed from the market. When injected, the drug is 10 times as potent as morphine.

And now there is a familiar problem.

 

 

MedPage Today

 

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Opioid Abuse Driving Hep C Spike


Opioid abuse involving injecting the illegal drugs is likely behind a significant spike in hepatitis C (HCV) infection, a team of US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports.

From 2006 through 2012 there has been a national increase in acute HCV infection. That increase has been largest in the states in central Appalachia, where there was a more than 3-fold spike (364% increase) in HCV infection.

CDC researchers looked at available behavioral and demographic data in case reports in conjunction with drug treatment admissions - See more at: http://www.hcplive.com/medical-news/Opioid-Abuse-Driving-HepC-Spike#sthash.TL0710OQ.dpuf

 

HCP Live

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ICD-10 bill surfaces, calls for delay, more study of rollout disruptions

 

Text of a bill by Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, to delay the switch to ICD-10 diagnostic coding surfaced on Monday, in which it requests further study on the disruption on healthcare providers could face resulting from the replacement of ICD-9.

The three-page bill, H.R. 2126, was proposed on April 30 but the text was not posted for over a week.


 

The bill would prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10 on Oct. 1, as is scheduled. It has been referred to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, with no guarantee that it will be heard by either committee.

 

 

Healthcare Finance News

 

 

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Medicaid Expansion Still a Tumultuous Fight in Some States

 

Five years after the Affordable Care Act passed, its Medicaid expansion provision is still causing huge fights in state legislatures.


 

Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia said yes to Medicaid expansion when the law went into effect. Since then, just six more have signed on. States that do get billions of additional federal dollars, but many Republican lawmakers are loath to say yes to the Obama administration.

 

 

MedPage Today

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WVSIPP Meeting Set for  Aug 13-16, 2015

The West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians will hold its annual meeting at the Eden Roc Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL Aug. 13-16, 2015. For more information, go to www.painconfreg.info     


Save The Date! CASIPP Meeting set for October 2015
The California chapter of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians  will hold its 6th Annual Meeting in Monterey, CA at the Monterey Plaza Hotel Resort over the weekend of October 16-18. Agenda and registration can be found online at www.casipp.com or by calling 661-435-3473. 

 

NY and NJ Societies to hold Pain Symposium Nov. 5-8

The New York and New Jersey Societies of Interventional Pain Physicians will host a Pain Symposium titled Evolving Pain Therapies on November 5-8, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency, Jersey City, NJ. Click HERE for Schedule and more information.
 

 

SAVE the DATE: FSIPP Meeting May 20-22, 2016

The Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians will hold its annual meeting in 2016 on May 20-22. The meeting will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando.

Watch FSIPP.org for more details.

 

 

 

 

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

 

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