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" The Voice Of Interventional Pain Management "

celebrating our 10th anniversary
 

 

Letters to Insurers

bullet Letter to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee on Cervical ESIs

bullet Cigna re Minimally Invasive Treatment of Back and Neck Pain - (Coverage Policy Number 0139) - 10-19-2012

bullet WellCare Authorization Rules Musculoskeletal Management - Pain Management Criteria - 7-24-2012

bullet Blue Shield of California Re: Medical Policy Epidural Steroid Injections - Feb. 3, 2012

bullet United Healthcare Re: Epidural and Facet Joint Interventions for Spinal Pain  - Jan. 18, 2012

bullet BCBS of Tenneessee Re: SI Joint Injections - Jan. 18, 2012

bullet Aetna Re: Clinical Policy Bulletin on Invasive Procedures for Back Pain - Jan. 8, 2010

bullet BCBS of Alabama Re: Lysis of Epidural Adhesions - Aug. 3, 2010

bullet Empire BCBS Re: Percutaneous and Endoscopic Spinal Surgery - Sept. 20, 2010

bullet CIGNA Re: Minimally Invasive Treatment of Back Pain - Sept. 15, 2011

 

Healthcare Update Articles

bullet A Perfect Storm in Interventional Pain Management: Regulated, but Unbalanced

bullet Interventional Pain Management at Crossroads: The Perfect Storm Brewing for a New Decade of Challenges

bullet The Influence of Prescription Monitoring Programs on Chronic Pain Management Controlled Substances

 

Health Policy Review

 

bullet Ethical Perspectives on Urine Drug Screening for Pain Physicans

Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD, Zwade J. Marshall, MD, Steven M. Lampert, MD, Andrea M. Trescot, MD, Amit Prabhakar, MD, Amir O. Elhassan, MD, and Richard D. Urman, MD

http://www.painphysicianjournal.com/2014/september/2014;17;E559-E564.pdf

 

bullet Reversal of Epidural Cuts in 2015 Physician Payment Schedule: Two Steps Forward One Step Back

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD, Hans Hansen, MD, John Swicegood, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD

http://www.painphysicianjournal.com/2014/september/2014;17;E565-E573.pdf

 

 

bullet Epidural Steroid Injections Safety Recommendations by Multi-Society Pain Workgroup (MPW): More Regulations Without Evidence and Clarification

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD, Christopher G. Gharibo, MD, Kenneth D. Candido, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD

http://www.painphysicianjournal.com/2014/september/2014;17;E575-E588.pdf

 

 

bullet Patient Perception of Pain Care in the United States: A 5-Year Comparative Analysis of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems

Anita Gupta, DO, PharmD, Lisa K. Lee, MD, Jeffrey J. Mojica, BS, Ali Nairizi, MD, and Shelley J. George, MD

http://www.painphysicianjournal.com/2014/september/2014;17;369-377.pdf

 

bullet Prevalence of Low Back Pain in Latin America: A Systematic Literature Review

Joao B.S. Garcia, PhD, John J.Hernandez-Castro, PhD, Rocio G. Nunez, MD, Maria A.R. Pazos, MD, Jorge O. Aguirre, PhD, Asisa Jreige, MD, Willian Delgado, MD, Manuel Serpentegui, MD,

Maria Berenguel, MD, and Alberto F. Cantisani, MD

http://www.painphysicianjournal.com/2014/september/2014;17;379-391.pdf

 

bullet Policies and Events Affecting Prescription Opioid Use for Non-Cancer Pain Among an Insured Patient Population (May/June 2014)
Brian K. Ahmedani, PhD, Edward L. Peterson, PhD, Karen E. Wells, MPH, David E. Lanfear, MD, MS, and L. Keoki Williams, MD, MPH

Pain Physician Journal 2014;17;205-216.

bullet Economic Impact of Converting an Interventional Pain Medicine Physician Office-Based Practice into a Provider-Based Ambulatory Pain Practice (May/June 2014)

Jay S Grider DO, PhD, MBA, Kelley A. Findley, BS, Courtney Higdon, MBA, Jonathan Curtright, MBA, and Don P. Clark, PhD

Pain Physician Journal 2014;17;E253-E261.

bullet Assessment of the Trends in Medical Use and Misuse of Opioid Analgesics from 2004 to 2011 (March 2014)

Sairam Atluri, MD, Gururau Sudarshan, MD, and Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD

Pain Physician Journal 2014;17;E119-E128.

bullet Percutaneous Adhesiolysis Procedures in the Medicare Population: Analysis of Utilization and Growth Patterns from 2000 to 2011 (March 2014)

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Standiford Helm II, MD, Vidyasagar Pampati, MSc, and Gabor B. Racz, MD

Pain Physician Journal 2014;17;E129-E139.

bullet Declining Value of Work of Interventional Pain Physicians (January 2014)

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Hans Hansen, MD, Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, Alan D Kaye, MD, PhD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.

Pain Physician Journal 2014;17;E11-E19

bullet The Tragedy Of The Sustained Growth Rate Formula Continues Into 2014: Is There Hope or Repeal? (January 2014)

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, Hans Hansen, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.

Pain Physician Journal 2014;17;E21-E26

bullet Opioids In Chronic Noncancer Pain: Have We Reached A Boiling Point Yet? (January 2014)

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Sairam Atluri, MD, Hans Hansen, MD, Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, Standiford Helm II, MD, Alan D Kaye, MD, PhD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.

Pain Physician Journal 2014;17;E1-E10

bullet Utilization and Growth Patterns of Sacroiliac Joint Injections from 2000 to 2011 in the Medicare Population

bullet Assessment of the Escalating Growth of Facet Joint Interventions in the Medicare Population in the United States from 2000 to 2011

bullet Assessment of the Growth of Epidural Injections in the Medicare Population from 2000 to 2011

bullet Cost Utility Analysis of Caudal Epidural Injections in the Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation, Axial or Discogenic Low Back Pain, Central Spinal Stenosis, and Post Lumbar Surgery Syndrome

bullet Assessment of Practice Patterns of Perioperative Management of Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapy in Interventional Pain Management

bullet Utilization of Interventional Techniques in Managing Chronic Pain in the Medicare Population: Analysis of Growth Patterns from 2000 to 2011

bullet Assessment of Infection Control Practices for Interventional Techniques: A Best Evidence Synthesis of Safe Injection Practices and Use of Single-Dose Medication Vials

bullet Proposed Physician Payment Schedule for 2013: Guarded Prognosis for Interventional Pain Management

bullet Obamacare 2012: Prognosis Unclear for Interventional Pain Management

bullet CMS Proposal for Interventional Pain Management by Nurse Anesthetists: Evidence by Proclamation with Poor Prognosis

bullet The Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research on Interventional Pain Management: Evolution from Medicare Modernization Act to Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

bullet Medicare Physician Payment Systems: Impact of 2011 Schedule on Interventional Pain Management

bullet Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: Reforming the Health Care Reform for the New Decade

bullet A Critical Review of the American Pain Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for Interventional Techniques: Part I Diagnostic Interventions

bullet Independent Medical Examinations: Facts and Fallacies

bullet Analysis of Growth of Interventional Techniques in Managing Chronic Pain in the Medicare Population: A 10-Year Evaluation from 1997 to 2006

bullet Obama Health Care for All Americans: Practical Implications

bullet Review of Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines for Interventional Pain Management and Potential Implications

bullet Reassessment of Evidence Synthesis of Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines for Interventional Pain Management

bullet Health Care Reform in the United States: Radical Surgery Needed Now More Than Ever

 

Evidence-Based Medicine Series

bullet Evidence-Based Medicine, Systematic Reviews, and Guidelines In Interventional Pain Management: Part 7: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies

bullet Evidince-Based Medicine, Systematic Reviews, and Guidelines in Interventional Pain Management: Part 6. Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis of Observational Studies

bullet Evidence-Based Medicine, Systematic Reviews, and Guidelines in Interventional Pain Management: Part 5. Diagnostic Accuracy Studies

bullet Evidence-Based Medicine, Systematic Reviews, and Guidelines in Interventional Pain Management: Part 4: Observational Studies

bullet Evidence-Based Medicine, Systematic Reviews, and Guidelines in Interventional Pain Management: Part 3: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Randomized Trials

bullet Evidence-Based Medicine, Systematic Reviews, and Guidelines in Interventional Pain Management: Part 2: Randomized Controlled Trials

bullet Evidence-Based Medicine, Systematic Reviews, and Guidelines in Interventional Pain Management, Part I: Introduction and General Considerations

bullet Office of the Inspector General (OIG) posts report, "Medicare Payments for Facet Joint Injection Services"

bullet A Critical Appraisal of 2007 American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) Practice Guidelines for Interventional Pain Management: An Independent Review Utilizing AGREE, AMA, IOM, and Other Criteria

bullet Review of Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines for Interventional Pain Management and Potential Implications

bullet Therapeutic Opioids: A Ten-Year Perspective on the Complexities and Complications of the Escalating Use, Abuse, and Nonmedical Use of Opioids

bullet Opioids in the Management of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: An Update of American Society of the Interventional Pain Physicians’ (ASIPP) Guidelines

bullet Physician Refer Thyself: Is Stark II, Phase III the Final Voyage?

bullet Interventional Techniques in Ambulatory Surgical Centers: A Look at the New Payment System

bullet Physician Payment 2008 for Interventionalists: Current State of Health Care Policy

bullet Interventional Techniques in Ambulatory Surgery Centers: A Look at the New Payment System

bullet National Drug Control Policy and Prescription Drug Abuse: Facts and Fallacies

bullet  2007 Annual Report of the Boards of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal Supplemetary Medical Insurance Trust Funds

bullet  2006 National Survey on Drug Use & Health – September 6, 2007 Results

bullet  Issues in Health Care: Interventional Pain Management at the Crossroads - Pain Physician, 2007

bullet Prescription drug abuse: What is being done to address this new drug epidemic? Testimony before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources - Pain Physician, 2006

bullet  Health Spending Projections Through 2016: Modest Changes Obscure Part D’s Impact, Feb, 2007

bullet  Medicare in Interventional Pain Management: A Critical Analysis - Pain Physician, 2006

bullet  Do financial incentives in a globally budgeted healthcare payment system produce changes in the way patients are categorized? A five-year study. Am J Manage Care. 2007 Sep;13(9):513-22

bullet  Moving research into practice: lessons from the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's IDSRN program. Implement Sci. 2007 Mar 29;2:9

 

Health Policy Regulations

bullet The Disastrous but Preventable Consequences of ICD-10 (March 2014)

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, Alan D Kaye, MD, PhD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD

Pain Physician Journal 2014;17;E111-E118

bullet Accountable Interventional Pain Management: A Collaboration Among Practitioners, Patients, Payers, and Government (November 2013)

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Standiford Helm II, MD, Vijay Singh, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.

Pain Physician Journal 2013;16;E635-E670

bullet Physician Response to Medtronic’s Position on the Use of Off-label Medications in the Synchromed Pump (September 2013)

Ali Rezai, MD, David S. Kloth, MD, Hans Hansen, MD, David M. Schultz, MD, Simon Thompson, MBBS, and Timothy R. Deer, MD.

Pain Physician Journal 2013;16;415-417

bullet Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2009

bullet Proposed Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and CY 2009

bullet 2008 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Payment Rates Effective for Dates of Service July 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008 

bullet  Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems and Fiscal Year 2009 Rates

bullet  Physician Self-Referral and Hospital Ownership Disclosure Provisions in the IPPS FY 2009 Final Rule

bullet Final Rule - Physicians referrals to health care entities with which they have financial relationships (Phase III) – September 5, 2007

bullet  GAO-06-704 Medicare Physician Services: Use of Services Increasing Nationwide and Relatively Few Beneficiaries Report Major Access Problems

bullet  GAO-07-86 - Medicare: Payment for Ambulatory Surgical Centers Should Be Based on the Hospital Outpatient Payment System

bullet  DEA Practitioner’s Manual

bullet  Texas Workers' Compensation Regulations

bullet  How to Appeal Medicare Denial

Download a pdf step-by-step guide through the appeals process

 

Useful Links

bullet  Federal Register and Notices

bullet  Limit on Number of Buprenorphine Patients Per Physician

bullet  CMS Rulings

bullet  CMD Rulemaking - Electronic Comment Submission

bullet   Health and Human Services (HHS)

bullet   Pain Physician Journal

bullet   Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

bullet   SAMHSA

bullet   DEA

bullet   GAO

bullet   CMS 855I - (to change your specialty designation code)

bullet   CMS Manual System

bullet   Federal Register

 

medpac - advising the congress on medicare issues

bullet Recommendations of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MEDPAC) on the Health Care Delivery System: The Impact on Interventional Pain Management in 2014 and Beyond (September 2013)

Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.

Pain Physician Journal 2013;16;419-440

bullet  MedPac Report - A Data Book: Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program - June 2009

bullet  Medicare payment basics: Ambulatory surgical centers payment system (September 29, 2006)

bullet  Medicare payment basics: Outpatient hospital services payment system (September 29, 2006)

bullet  Medicare payment basics: Physician services payment system (September 29, 2006)

bullet  Report to the Congress: Physician-Owned Specialty Hospitals Revisited (August 2006)

bullet  Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2006)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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