Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

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Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians


FSIPP is THE voice for interventional pain physicians.

FSIPP has been a leader in promoting fair legislation, access to care and protecting reimbursement. We continue to educate payors, state officials and organizations regarding our area of expertise. We must take ownership of our speciality, promote well developed research and continue to expand our mission in the public and political arena.

Our Mission

To promote the development and practice of safe, high quality, cost-effective interventional pain management techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of pain and related disorders, and to ensure patient access to interventional pain medicine (or management) doctors and these treatments in the State of Florida.


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Latest News & Alerts

October 19, 2017

CMS has proposed severe cuts to reimbursement for Urine Drug Testing in 2018 and beyond.

You can help fight the cuts by emailing Seema Verma at CMS as indicated below. But you must do so by the close of business on Mon Oct 23.

The letter should be emailed to:

Use the Subject Line: Calendar Year (CY) 2018 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) Preliminary Determinations: Stakeholder Comments

Click here for details and template comments to submit.

May 8, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Letter to Governor Rick Scott

Dear Governor Scott,

The Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (FSIPP) would like to thank you for rising to the challenge of combatting the substance abuse and the opioid crisis in the State of Florida. Your unrelenting support of this problem has been much appreciated by the pain management physicians in our State. The task of controlling or eliminating this killer epidemic will not be easy, but we believe you can succeed. Thank you from the families, community, physicians, and others who have been impacted by this crisis.

Read the Entire Letter

May 2, 2017

REGARDING: CMS Webinar Series on the opioid epidemic, first of its kind. FSIPP suspects the perspective of CMS should be interesting and maybe even challenging. Click the link below to register for the Webinar.

Join us for the Learning Series Webinar
May 11, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT

The Center for Program Integrity will discuss CMS’ approach to combating the opioid epidemic, including priority areas which aim to:

  • Implement more effective strategies to reduce the risk of opioid use disorders, overdoses, inappropriate prescribing, and drug diversion
  • Expand the use and distribution of naloxone
  • Expand screening, diagnosis, and treatment of opioid use disorders
  • Increase the use of evidence-based practices for acute and chronic pain management


To join the webinar, visit https://goto.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1129992.

February 15, 2017

ALERT: Designee Access to E-FORCSE

On February 14, 2017, a designee of a prescriber or dispenser may have direct access to the controlled substance dispensing information in the E-FORCSE® database by registering on the E-FORCSE® secure web portal.

E-FORCSE staff will be hosting two webinars regarding the implementation of designee access, as outlined here.


January 20, 2017

Level II Office Based Florida DOH Certification And Inspection

FSIPP Members,

If you are Level II Office Surgery Certified by the Florida DOH there will be new changes in the inspection process. Please see below communication from Cheryl White, Florida Risk Manager regarding the opportunity for mock inspections, given the new format for certification. Additionally, see attachment.

Dear Office Surgery Administrator,

We would like to offer a Pre-Inspection Consultation prior to your next Office-Based Surgery Inspection. Big Changes have occurred! We are no longer state inspectors. The State of Florida has changed the Office Based Surgery program inspectors. The new inspectors will be from the Investigative Services Unit.

Please see the attached document that shows what we can do to help your office get ready.



Sheree M. Saroff, RN, BSN, MBA, LHRM, CLC, MSCC

FSIPP in the News:

Bills, FDA Can Help Deter Abuse of Prescription Opioids

Harold Cordner, MD

The use of opioids to treat acute and chronic nonmalignant and malignant pain has steadily increased since the late 1990s. With this increase in opioid use, prescription opioid abuse increased to epidemic proportions. In 2012, an estimated 2.1 million Americans suffered through substance-abuse problems related to prescription opioid pain relievers. Florida was the epicenter of prescription-drug abuse, overdose deaths and "pill mills."

Since 2010, the state of Florida has drastically reduced the accidental deaths due to prescription opioid abuse through legislation, the enactment of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, the crackdown on pill mills and other means.

Read the entire article here

DEA Reacts to Accusations Made at Pharmacy Board Hearing

FSIPP President Harold L Dalton, DO in attendance.

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. —Fear of the DEA has been a recurring theme in the WESH 2 News ongoing investigation of Florida's prescription drug problem. Patients with real health issues are being denied the medication.

The DEA said it would answer those accusations at Florida's Board of Pharmacy hearing Monday.

"We don't want people to fear us, ...

Read the entire article and see the news cast video here.


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Pain Truth Our parent organization is ASIPP, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Visit ASIPPs website, for a bountiful resource for pain practitioners, and to review a list of ASIPPs accomplishments which have greatly benefited both pain patients and pain physicians.


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Medical Equipment

Dr. Maulik Bhalani is looking to purchase a Super c C-arm GE OEC, 3 Motion C-arm table. If anyone is looking to sell, please contact him at:

Maulik Bhalani, MD
Florida Pain Medicine
2553 Windguard Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Phone: 813-388-2948