December 4, 2013
- ASIPP 16th Annual Meeting Registration
- ASIPP Coding Webinar Set for Dec.
- ASIPP Cadaver Workshop, Imaging,
Fluroscopy and Radiation Safety Course Set in Phoenix Jan 31- Feb. 2
- ASIPP Annual Meeting Call for
- Doctors keep it simple, ditch
- Why Family Dinners Won't Stop Drug
- Use Registered Compounders, FDA
- Blog : Pay and Practice: ACA Policy
Fix a Toss-Up Among States
- Insurers warn of problems with
Obamacare enrollment surge
- Transparency: Big Data Sexy and
- Substance Abuse Grows Among Med
- State Society News
- Physician Wanted
ASIPP 16th Annual
Meeting Registration Now Open!
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We are pleased to invite you,
your staff, and family to join us for the ASIPP 16th Annual Meeting: IPM:
Not a Luxury nor Experimental, but Effective and Necessary.
Because we are feeling the
squeeze from the Affordable (Obama) Care, the current regulatory environment,
and decreasing reimbursements, this annual meeting is designed to provide
practical and evidence-based 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.
The Survival of IPM Physicians
under Affordable Care (ObamaCare) featuring, Peter Staats, MD (Chairperson), the
Honorable Ben Sass, PhD, Stephen Ward, MB, and Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD
Afternoon Session Topics:
Controversies of Epidural
Emerging Concepts in IPM
Legal and Ethical
Lectures featuring Joshua Hirsch, MD (Chairperson), Devi E. Nampiaparampil, MD
(Dr. Devi), Debra Beaulieu, James H. Diaz, MD, MPH, and Christopher J. Gilligan,
Afternoon Session Topics:
Emerging Evidence for Established
Emerging Aspects of IPM
Practice Management: Fraud and
Abuse-Sleeping with the Enemy
Business Meeting and Dinner
Advocacy in IPM: All Politics are
Local Co-Chaired by Sudhir Diwan, MD and Peter Staats, MD
In addition to this stellar
itinerary, we offer exhibitor interactions, a presidential dinner with
congressional speakers, and New Orleans style entertainment.
We encourage you to register
today and begin making plans to attend. We hope you will come early or stay over
to enjoy all the New Orleans has to offer.
Click HERE to
Webinar Set for Dec. 18
Don't risk denied payments
by being out of the loop on upcoming changes in 2014! Get the updates you need
to compliantly report your services in the New Year! By attending this session,
you will be brought up-to-date on issues that affect coding and billing for
Interventional Pain Management services.
The webinar is from 11 am
to 12:30 pm CDT. Cost for the webinar is $175.
Marvel J. Hammer RN BS CPC
CCS-P ASC-PM CHCO, is a registered nurse with over twenty-five years experience
in a multitude of specialties. Her field of specialties includes
Pain Management, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurology, and
Occupational Medicine. She is a coding and compliance consultant and principal
of MJH Consulting based in Denver, Colorado.
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Register Now for
ASIPP Cadaver Workshop, Imaging, Fluroscopy and Radiation Safety Course Set in
Phoenix Jan 31- Feb. 2
ASIPP Is pleased to announce a Cadaver Workshop (Basic,
Intermediate, and ABIPP Preparation), February 1-2, 2014 and the Imaging,
Fluoroscopy, and Radiation Safety course on January 31, 2014, both in Phoenix,
The 1-day review course
includes didactics on the topic of fluoroscopy. Participants experience a
comprehensive and intense learning opportunity, focusing on interventional pain
The intensive review course
in fluoroscopy is planned as a CME activity for interventional pain
physicians-for review, skills improvement or to fullfil state board requirements
for CME hours in fluoroscopic interpretation and radiation safety.
After this course,
participants should be able to:
- Describe the delivery of
multiple aspects of interventional pain management.
- Review multiple areas of
interventional pain management including fluoroscopic interpretation and
- Demonstrate skills
through interactive review of images
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Meeting Call for Abstracts
Abstract submission is now
open to enter your abstract proposal into the American Society of
Interventional Pain Physicians abstract and poster presentation at the 16th
Annual Meeting set for April 4-6, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The top 20 abstracts will
be published in Pain Physician journal. The top 20 will be selected for Poster
presentation during the annual meeting on April 5. The top 5 will be presenting
their abstracts during the regular session of all members on Saturday. That
evening at the Presidential Awards Banquet, the top three abstract presenters
will receive cash prizes.
A final abstract submission
deadline is at 5pm Monday, February 17, 2014. Those selected will be notified by
March 4, 2014 and will receive free registration to the annual
Click HERE or a complete set of
Click HERE to submit your
Doctors keep it
simple, ditch insurance
Millions of Americans are
eligible for health insurance for the first time through the Affordable Care
Act, but a small segment of doctors say they want out of the third-party payer
The practice models vary
considerably, from low-overhead cash practices to direct primary care. But the
reasons for parting ways with insurance companies are pretty much the same.
Physicians say they are fed up with declining payments, stacks of
preauthorization forms, and the hamster wheel of 8-minute patient visits.
So they're taking a leap of
faith, tearing up their insurance contracts, and in some cases, opting out of
Why Family Dinners
Won't Stop Drug Abuse
gatherings at Thanksgiving undoubtedly are a boon for turkey farmers, football
broadcasters and airlines. Do they also keep teenagers from using drugs and
The role of family dinners
in preventing substance abuse has become a surprisingly fertile field of
research. For a decade, an organization affiliated with Columbia University has
reported on the result of asking teenagers about how often they eat dinner with
their families, as well as their use of, and attitudes toward, drugs, tobacco
and alcohol. The surveys' consistent finding, that the most frequent family
diners are the least frequent drug abusers, has been trumpeted in many news
articles touting the benefits of family meals.
Registered Compounders, FDA Says
-- The FDA will encourage
physicians and other healthcare providers to use only those compounders who have
registered with the agency under a new federal law, FDA Commissioner Margaret
Hamburg, MD, said Monday.
President Obama signed the Drug Quality and Security Act into law last
Wednesday; the measure, which was passed by Congress the
week before, allows pharmacies that compound drugs to register with
the FDA as "outsourcing facilities." The law came about in response to the
fungal meningitis outbreak -- traced to unsanitary conditions at the New England
Compounding Center in Massachusetts -- that killed 64 people
and sickened another 750.
Pay and Practice: ACA Policy Fix a Toss-Up Among States
Roughly half of the states
are allowing health plans that do not conform to Affordable Care Act
requirements to continue in 2014, following concerns that insurance companies
were canceling policies for untold numbers of consumers.
At least 19 states intend to allow people with policies
canceled as a result of ACA regulations to renew them, according to
researchers at the Commonwealth Fund. However, 18 states and the District of
Columbia have stated they will not implement the policy fix announced by
President Obama last month.
Insurers warn of
problems with Obamacare enrollment surge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.
insurers fear that a surge in enrollments on the revamped government-run
healthcare website could create more problems for insurance companies already
struggling with error-filled applications for coverage three weeks before a
In what could become the
next major headache for President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy, a
group representing leading U.S. insurers said on Tuesday that technology fixes
that will enable millions of people to sign on to HealthCare.gov have not fully
addressed faulty data that the site has been sending these companies about their
Data Sexy and Pricey
Public release of provider payments through such mechanisms as an all-payer
claims database could drive up the cost of care, an executive at the trade group
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) warned Monday.
Lower-paid doctors would
then realize what their higher-paid counterparts are compensated, and demand
from payers that they be reimbursed just as richly, said Dan Durham, AHIP's
executive vice president for policy and regulatory affairs.
"That drives up premiums
and that makes coverage less affordable," Durham noted here at the National
Summit on Health Care Price, Cost and Quality Transparency.
Grows Among Med Trainees
Rates of apparent substance
use disorders among anesthesiology residents have recently been at their highest
level since 1975, researchers said.
Disciplinary records and
other data sources on more than 44,000 individuals starting anesthesiology
residencies from 1975 to 2009 identified 384 with evidence of substance use
disorders during training, for an overall rate of 2.16 per 1,000 resident-years,
according to David O. Warner, MD, of the Mayo
Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues.
The incidence has shown an
unevenly increasing pattern, with sharp increases followed by declines, the
researchers reported in the Dec. 4 issue of the Journal of
the American Medical Association.
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Plans January Meeting
The Wisconsin chapter of
the American Socieity of Interventional Pain Physicians will be Friday, January
24th, 2014, at Andrew's Bar & Restaurant in Delafield. More details and registration information will be
Sets Date for Annual Meeting
The California Society of
Interventional Pain Physicians will hold its 2014 annual meeting September 12-14
at the Terranea Resort (www.terranea.com) in Rancho Palos Verdes,
For more information, go to www.casipp.com
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