" The Voice Of Interventional Pain Management "

celebrating our 10th anniversary



December 26, 2007

Medicare 10.1% Cut Temporarily Averted; Stricter requirements sought for relicensure; Second Safety Warning on Fentanyl Skin Patch; Doctor facing jail time for patients' accidental overdoses... read more

December 19, 2007

Medicare 10.1% Cut likely averted: Extenders Package to go before House and Senate today; Jan. 28, 2007 deadline on ASC Comment letters; Pa. Report: ASCs Save Medicare $464 Million Annually... read more

December 12, 2007

Abstract submission deadline extended to Jan. 31; Important Survey for CMS/RUC - Dec. 21 deadline; Court: Non-radiologists can't refer for in-office imaging... read more

December 5, 2007

Only a Few weeks Remain to Submit Your Abstract for ASIPP 10th Annual Meeting Now Open; Congress is Back - This is the Final Hour to Act; AMA Defines Interventional Pain Management as Practice of Medicine... read more

November 28, 2007

Time is Running Out to Act: Continue to Contact; CBS News: Behind The Scenes Of Rx Drug Dealing; DEA announces Multiple Schudule II Issuance Final Rule... read more

November 21, 2007

Continue to Contact Congress: 10.1% Cuts Assured Unless Congress Acts; Bigger practice, better quality? Practice size not the complete answer; When the Patient Is a "Googler"... read more

November 19, 2007

Important ASIPP Update: Final Rule on Issuance of Multiple Prescriptions for Schedule II Controlled Substances read more

November 14, 2007

It's official: 10.1% Medicare pay cut for physicians unless Congress acts; Notice of delay of certain provisions of Phase III; IPM Benchmark Survey Ends... read more

November 12, 2007

Important ASIPP Update: Spinal Cord Stimulation Review Course and Workshop Registration read more

November 8, 2007

News Release: Pain Physician Journal Seeks Editor-in-Chief and Editors read more

November 7, 2007

CMS Releases Final Rule for New ASC Payment System; States strike contract provision pay clause; Look for your IPM Benchmark Survey: Deadline is Nov. 12... read more

October 31, 2007

Congress is back: It is time to start anew; U.S. Makes New Push on E-Health Records; DEA to Host Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium "Good Medicine, Bad Behavior: Drug Diversion in America"... read more

October 24, 2007

House and Senate consider payment reform: Now is the time to act; ASIPP President testifies before Congress; DEA Administrator announces retirement... read more

October 17, 2007

Medicare cuts: Physicians' practices in jeopardy; Call for Abstracts; Look for your IPM Benchmark Survey... read more

October 10, 2007

Tell Congress They Must Act; New Article on Facet Joint Pain in Chronic Spinal Pain; FASA and AAASC announce merger... read more

October 3, 2007

Call for Abstracts; Court rules Medicare plans can be sued for nonpayment; President Signs Bill Delaying Tamper-resitant Prescription Pad Requirement; Expanded SCHIP Bill: Winners and Losers... read more

September 26, 2007

Doctor gets 20 years in prescription case; How one man conquered chronic pain; N.H. Insurer Latest to Launch Statewide E-prescribing... read more

September 19, 2007

The Clock is Running Out: Contact Congress to Prevent Cuts; Tenet Former General Counsel Sulzbach Violated False Claims Act, Feds Allege; Drugs Banned, Many of World's Poor Suffer in Pain... read more

September 12, 2007

Preorders of the Interventional Techniques in Chronic Spinal Pain to be Shipped Next Week; Senators Seek Public Listing of Payments to Doctors; Study Finds Rise in Prescription-Drug Injuries... read more

September 5, 2007

Prescription data firm sues over doctor confidentiality laws; CMS posts Stark III regulations; Public Comment: Spinal Stenosis Performance Measures... read more

August 29, 2007

Illinois Expands Controlled Substance Monitoring; CMS posts Stark III regulations; Medicare Says It Won't Cover Hospital Errors... read more

August 22, 2007

New grant will help North Dakota monitor prescription drug use; AP: Pain medicine use has nearly doubled; Hydrocodone abuse on rise in Appalachia... read more

August 15, 2007

New Capwiz Campaign Begins - Contact Congress to Prevent Cuts; American Heart Association no longer recommends routine antibiotics in patients with mitral valve prolapse before dental procedures, gastrointestinal and genitourinary tract procedures... read more

August 8, 2007

October Cadaver Workshop - Advanced Discography Techniques; Tevi Troy Sworn in as HHS Deputy Secretary; Debate - Should U.S. dispense with TV Drug Ads?... read more

August 1, 2007

Physicians Wanted; GAO Report Addresses Physician Payments; NY Governor Signs New Law Tightens Office Surgery Rules... read more

July 25, 2007

CMS Releases ASC Final Rule, HOPD Proposed Rule and Proposed Physician Payment Rates; PA Law Expands Job Scope of Nurses; OxyContin maker, execs fined $634.5 million... read more

July 18, 2007

CMS Releases ASC Final Rule; CMS won't tap reserve fund to ease Medicare physician pay cuts; Complaints spark state hearing on Blue Cross... read more

July 11, 2007

CCI Releases Third Quarter Updates; Study Finds Electronic Records Don't Always Improve Care; Read 'highly accessed' articles on BioMed Central... read more

July 5, 2007

Medicare wants to cut doctors' pay; Louisiana bill officially defeated!; Georgia Society Annual Meeting... read more

June 28, 2007

ASIPP members visit Capitol Hill; Urbanizing counties sue for better Medicare pay... read more

June 20, 2007

Florida NASPER is signed by Governor; HB 684 killed; America's best places to practice... read more

June 13, 2007

AMA survey: Senior access at risk if Medicare cuts doctor pay 10%; Medicare trustees report issues dire forecast for Part B; HIGH SOCIETY: 2007 Guidelines Accepted in the National Guideline Clearinghouse... read more

June 6, 2007

ASIPP Membership Reaches 4000; ASIPP, AAPM, ISIS with AMA to Conduct Physician Practice Survey; HIGH SOCIETY: How Substance Abuse Ravages America... read more

May 30, 2007

NASPER signed into law in Minnesota; Illicit online drug sales rampant as rogue pharmacy sites grow; ASIPP Launches DocumentShare FTP Site... read more

May 23, 2007

Former pain doctor arrested in Chicago; Preorder your copy of Interventional Techniques in Chronic Spinal Pain; Insurance company wants to cut malpractice rates... read more

May 16, 2007

Pain doctor found guilty of drug trafficking; OxyContin makers admit deception; Addison and Clint join ASIPP as sponsors... read more

May 9, 2007

ASC payment system questioned; Florida passes prescription monitoring bill; CA bill would extend prescribing to psychologists... read more

May 2, 2007

Annual Meeting to Feature Ethics Seminar and Congressional Visits; Blue Cross to Pay Doctors $128 million; WIP to Hold FIPP Exam on Sept. 29... read more

Apr. 25, 2007

Please Continue to Contact Your Senators - Some States Lagging; The Business of Accreditation; First Large-scale Study to Assess Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction... read more

Apr. 18, 2007

Bill creates Database on Prescription Use in Arizona; Lawmakers Challenge Who Sits on Medical Boards; New York State Soiety to Hold Annual Meeting... read more

Apr. 11, 2007

Register for the Annual Meeting; CMS Letter Sent with 66 Signatures!; CMS Issues Guidance on Compliance with NPI Rule... read more

Apr. 4, 2007

House Letter Gains over 60 Signatures -- Now Senate is Goal; CMS Releases NCCI 2nd Quarter Updates; New York State Chapter to Hold Meeting... read more

Mar. 28, 2007

Medicare pay-for-performance dilemma: Who gets the bonus?; May Cadaver Workshop; Options Sought in Balancing Painkillers... read more

Mar. 21, 2007

More Letters Needed to Fight ASC Cuts; Louisiana Supreme Court denies LSB Writ; ASIPP Member To Make CBS News... read more

Mar. 14, 2007

Room Block Extended - Discounts Offered; Florida forced to pay for recognized off-label uses of Neurontin... read more

Mar. 7, 2007

American Academy of Neurology Publishes Report on Epidural Steroids; Dwindling Street Supply Linked to Drugstore Robberies... read more

Feb. 28, 2007

ASIPP Seeks Nominations - Deadline Extended; ASIPP Files Amicus Curiae in LSBN Issue...read more

Feb. 21, 2007

Register for the Annual Meeting: Facts on NASPER; ASIPP acts to amended NCCI edits...read more

Feb. 14, 2007

ABIPP: Getting certified; Painkiller more available for abuse; Health Insurers Rating Docs...read more

Feb. 7, 2007

Doctror's death shocks collegues; 2007 Guidelines accepted in National Guidelines Clearinghouse...read more

Jan. 31, 2007

FIPP application deadline nears; Congress response to Congressional letters...read more

Jan. 24, 2007

New Limit on Number of Buprenorphine Patients Per Physician; 2007 Guidelines published; Read more

Jan. 17, 2007

Medicare pay freeze could double the cut next year next year; read more

Jan. 10, 2007

1st Quarter CCI updates and edits; OIG report on modifier 25...read more

Jan. 3, 2007

LA Court of Appeal issues in Favor of IPM Physicians; Teens' abuse of medicine on the rise... read more



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