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Registration Now Open For 2016 Coding & Billing Webinar
Get up to speed with the coding changes that are coming in 2016 for
Interventional Pain Management practices. You are responsible for reporting the
services correctly so you don't risk delays, denials, or incorrect payments for
your coding and billing. Learn to navigate coding, billing and compliance
changes for 2016 in this 90-minute webinar with coding expert Marvel J. Hammer,
RN, CPC, CCS-P, ACS-PM, CPCO.
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Denials and Appeals Archived Webinar
Getting paid for services provided is essential to the financial success of your practice. Key to getting paid is an understanding of the payor coverage
policies that set forth the medical necessity, utilization and quality
of care criteria as well as the coding requirements for provider
services. Failure to follow the mandates in these policies can lead to denial of payment and payor audits.
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Final Voyage of FDA and MPW Epidural Saga: Victory for Practicing Interventional Pain Physicians
On October 5, 2015, the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Health and Human Services, notified the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) of the status of the citizen's petition concerning the rejection of the 17 recommendations developed by the Multisociety Pain Workgroup (MPW). See Letter
The rejection was in response to the FDA citizen’s petition filed by ASIPP and the letter sent to the FDA from 1,040 practicing pain physicians to amend the April 23, 2014, Drug Safety Communication regarding epidural corticosteroid injections for pain urging the rejection of the 17 recommendations developed by MPW.
The letter signed by 1,040 interventional pain physicians was sent on June 26, 2014, and ASIPP filed a citizen petition on September 3, 2014. The FDA held hearings on November 24-25, 2014 on the safety of epidural steroid injections. On March 4, 2015, the FDA informed ASIPP that they were unable to reach a decision on our petition because it raised complex issues requiring extensive review and analysis by agency officials.
The FDA has now determined that they will not amend the drug safety communication; however, they will not adopt the 17 recommendations made by the MPW. This ruling by the FDA is a major victory for practicing interventional pain physicians that avoids micromanagement and the additional bureaucracy created by the MPW. The FDA also published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine which essentially alludes to the same facts as described, and in no uncertain terms, they emphasize the fact that they are not withdrawing the issued warning, but they also were not endorsing the standards from MPW, even though they facilitated the discussion.
It is sad that despite the FDA's and other agencies’ inability to identify what patients are receiving, ASA, ISIS, and other organizations on the CPT Committee blocked our CPT codes specifying the epidural approach, such as caudal or interlaminar, and the use of particulate steroids or nonparticulate steroids or other agents.
Sadly, ISIS has issued a practice advisory stating how they protected the performance of epidural steroid injections and they are standing by the 17 standards refused to be adopted by the FDA.
Consequently, the epidural saga continues even though this may be the final chapter.
Survival Strategies for the Tsunami of ICD-10-CM for Interventionalists: Pursue or Perish
ASIPP has published the survival strategies as an e article in the current issue
of the online Pain Physician. Since ICD-10-CM
will be effective October 1, 2015, each and every physician has to be
prepared. Consequently, we are providing you with the tables to assist
you with the conversion.
Many of you have electronic medical records which you are hoping will convert automatically. As you see
in this manuscript and also the codes converted, this will not be the case.
It is crucial that each condition be re-coded for accuracy and to avoid denials and subsequent cash crunch.
single comprehensive table shows the conversion of commonly used spinal
codes summarized into 2 pages. This
can be carried on and put in the chart, even along with the other
tables with modifications. You may not need to continue to use ICD-9
codes, however they are provided for your reference.
have created 3 tables showing cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral
coding subsequently there are multiple
tables with conversion of RSD, causalgia, and neuropathy, headache and
facial neuralgia, upper extremity joint coding, lower extremity joint
coding, psychological coding, and drug abuse coding.
The following is a list of Tables with a link to the documents for your convenience.
Table 1. Summary of coding of commonly utilized spinal codes in interventional pain management.
Table 2. Conversion of lumbosacral spinal codes from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.
Table 3. Conversion of cervical spinal codes from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.
Table 4. Conversion of thoracic spinal codes from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.
Table 5. Conversion of RSD/causalgia/neuropathy codes from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.
Table 6. Conversion of headache disorders, facial neuralgias, and sleep disorders.
Table 7. Conversion of shoulder/elbow/hand codes from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.
Table 8. Conversion of pelvis/hip/knee/ankle codes from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.
Table 9. Conversion of psychological coding from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.
Table 10. Conversion of drug abuse, dependency, and addiction codes from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.
Table 11. Conversion of pain not elsewhere classified codes from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.
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CMS Provides Guidance on Implementation of ICD-10-CM
July 6, 2015 CMS Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10-CM Flexibilities
Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS Announcement and Guidance Regarding ICD-10-CM Flexibilities
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Who is your IPM CAC Representative?
In March 2005, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid mandated that Interventional Pain Management become the 34th medical specialty represented on state Carrier Advisory Committees (CAC), which make local decisions about Medicare coverage. It spite of the great efforts it took to secure this position, many states are still without representation.
It is critical that IPM have representation in every state. Do you know who your representative is? More Information on CACs.
Change Your Specialty Designation
Use the CMS Form to Change your Specialty Designation to 09 - Interventional Pain Management
We are faced with the need to increase our 09 Interventional Pain Management specialty designation. Currently CMS claims there are too few IPM physicians, which negatively affects our reimbursement. Interventional Pain Physicians can now change their specialty code designation to 09 utilizing the CMS form CMS855I - see page 8, section D.
Find Your Elected Officials
Stay on top of the issues affecting interventional pain management, know your elected and appointed officials and contact the media in your area. You can make a difference by getting involved! Find out who represents you on Capitol Hill, go to Capwiz: http://www.asipp.org/Alert.htm
ASIPP Launches ASIPP®/PainPhysician Job Board
The ASIPP/Pain Physician Job Board is where talented and qualified interventional pain management physicians connect with great organizations and some of the best jobs available.
Candidates can browse current vacancies, post an anonymous resume and create new job alerts. Employers can post a job or browse the resume bank to find the right candidate.
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physicians seeking board certificatin, re-certification, or an in-depth
review of the specialty of interventional pain medicine.
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Comprehensive and Timely Books
This three-volume set from ASIPP Publishing was created to give clinicians a complete study course to prepare for pain medicine board certification exams, based upon the curriculum of the American Board of Medical Specialties pain medicine examinations. These books take clinicians on a journey through the specialty of pain medicine and interventional pain management, from their origins and history, to the science and research behind methods and techniques, to pharmacology, types of pain, complementary therapies, and interventional and surgical techniques, and much, much more. Culminating with a comprehensive resource of 1,500 sample board exam questions, complete with thorough explanations of the answers, these books will not only help prepare clinicians for their board examination, they will become valuable resources that will be consulted for years to come.
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Comprehensive and Convenient eBooks
The three-volume set from ASIPP Publishing created to give clinicians a complete study course to prepare for pain medicine board certification exams, based upon the curriculum of the American Board of Medical Specialties pain medicine examinations is now available in ebooks. Now you will be able to download the ebook version of these books to hand held devices for easy accessiblity for the mobile world we work in. These books take clinicians on a journey through the specialty of pain medicine and interventional pain management, from their origins and history, to the science and research behind methods and techniques, to pharmacology, types of pain, complementary therapies, and interventional and surgical techniques, and much, much more. Culminating with a comprehensive resource of 1,500 sample board exam questions, complete with thorough explanations of the answers, these books will not only help prepare clinicians for their board examination, they will become valuable resources that will be consulted for years to come.
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Videos on DVD
the Videos and receive 5 days of course video on a set of five DVDs.
You can watch them on your computer, save them to your computer, or
transport them with you to view somewhere else. And you will be able to
load this on your iPad for viewing or just to listen to when you're
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the online videos and receive 5 days of course video via the Internet.
You can watch them on your computer or any computer with Internet
access. You will be given a password to access the high quality
streaming video of each day.
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IPM Practice Guidelines
"The guidelines are expected to increase patient compliance, dispel miscommunications among providers and patients, manage patient expectations reasonably, and form the basis of a therapeutic partnership between the patient, the provider and payers, " said Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, ASIPP, CEO and Chairman of the Board.
Click on the headline for our articles on evidence-based practice guidelines for interventional techniques in the management of chronic pain. Or go to National Guidelines Clearinghouse for ASIPP's 2009 Interventional Techniques: Evidence-based Practice Guidelines in the Management of Chronic Spinal Pain.
Guidelines By Year: 2009 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2003 | 2001 | 2000
Order Interventional Techniques Brochures for your Practice.
ASIPP Marketing Services has produced a series of informative and illustrative brochures and are making them
available to you.
View the brochures before ordering.
brochures include descriptions of pain conditions
and procedures, along with accompanying illustrations. The
brochures are designed specifically for the
interventional pain physician. They can be used to communicate with
patients and referral sources in personal settings or via direct mail.
The brochures are supplied in a pdf format. All you
have to do is have your printer place your logo and practice information
in the designated area. It is a quick and easy way to have the
brochures you need in develop patient and referral relations.
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New Book. Sales Proceeds Go To ASIPP.
Understanding Pain: What You Need to Know to Take Control presents insights that will be useful to anyone who wants to be more knowledgeable about recognizing pain conditions through symptoms and telltale signs, and needs to be fully informed about the various treatment options available. Providing information that is at once cutting-edge, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand, the chapters also provide the resources needed to obtain further information about the topic.
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Pain-Wise is a patient and Medical Professional's guide to simplifying the confusing and often
overwhelming process of finding the appropriate treatment for chronic
pain. Written by three ASIPP Member doctors with years of experience in
pain management, Pain-Wise teaches the basics of how pain works,
explains different interventional pain therapies in layman's terms, and
helps a patient communicate with their doctor. Doctors have found Pain-Wise to be a strong tool in creating a meaningful dialogue with their patients.
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Interventional Techniques in Chronic Spinal Pain
With detailed descriptions of practical techniques in interventional pain management this is a must have publication for all interventional pain physicians.
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All book proceeds go to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.
Interventional Techniques in Chronic Non-Spinal Pain is the premier manual ideal for guiding the interventionalist with detailed descriptions of practical techniques in interventional pain management. A CD version is included. Over 400 pages, 300 illustrations, and 30 contributing authors.
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Essentials of Practice Management: Billing Coding, and Compliance In Interventional Pain Management
Practice Management: Billing, Coding, and Compliance in Interventional
Pain Management is the premier manual published to guide the
interventionalist through all the new coding and billing changes that
have been made over the past few years.
The book contains up-to-date CPT codes, the latest HIPPA
regulations, tips on Practice Management and so much more. Proceeds go
to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, a
not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and informing those
in the pain management profession. This book, edited by Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti and Dr. Frank JE Falco,
features everything you need to know to make your office compliant.
The book contains:
- The latest CPT codes
- Bundling tips
- Office policies and procedures
- Hiring and termination policies
- Documentation for interventional techniques
- Documentation for evaluation and management services
- HIPAA regulations
- And more
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2013 ASIPP Spinal Interventional Techniques Guidelines
Exclusive opportunity to own your own print copy of the Spinal Interventional Techniques Guidelines Issue.
- An Update of Comprehensive Evidence-Based Guidelines for Interventional Techniques in Chronic Spinal Pain. Part I: Introduction and General Considerations
- An Update of Comprehensive Evidence-Based Guidelines for Interventional Techniques in Chronic Spinal Pain: Part II: Guidance and Recommendations
- And Abstracts of 10 Systematic Reviews.
l Over 90,000 words l Over 2400 references l 50 Tables l 20 Figures l 300 Formatted Pages
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ASIPP Opioid Guidelines Now Available
Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for responsible opioid prescribing in non-cancer pain are statements developed to improve the quality of care, patient access, treatment outcomes, appropriateness of care, deficiency and effectiveness, and achieve cost containment by improving the costbenefit ratio. The objectives of these guidelines are to provide clear and concise guidelines to physicians to improve patient access and to avoid diversion and abuse. Part 1 of these guidelines describes evidence assessment (1), whereas Part 2 of these guidelines describes guidance for responsible opioid prescribing.
The objectives of opioid guidelines as issued by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) are to provide guidance for the use of opioids for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain, to produce consistency in the application of an opioid philosophy among the many diverse groups involved, to improve the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain, and to reduce the incidence of abuse and drug diversion. The focus of these guidelines is to curtail the abuse of opioids without jeopardizing non-cancer pain management with opioids.
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