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.


Events

Regional Meeting - Decedmber 4th


Latest News & Alerts

September 14, 2018

News from the Joint Committee on Controlled Substances 2018 Meeting Minutes - HB 21 Interpretation
Any pain longer than 3-7 days is Non Acute Pain


May 10, 2018

Opiate Prescribing Legislation Passed Florida Legislature

Key Items You Need to Know

Effective Date: July 1, 2018

In an effort to address the opioid crisis impacting communities across the state, the Florida Legislature approved legislation last week that will have an impact on physicians and patients. All physicians practicing in Florida need to be aware of particular measures contained in the legislation that will impact you.

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BREAKING NEWS MARCH 29, 2018


CMS proposes to force patients off effective opioid doses without their physician's approval

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a limit on the amount of opioids a physician can prescribe to a patient. This limitation, that may take effect on Jan.1, 2019, would be unrelated to the patient's past experience or need. It would render pharmacists unable to fill prescriptions that CMS has defined as “high” or long-term dosages unless an appeal is approved. CMS defines long-term opioid therapy as opioid use for more than 90 consecutive days and high-dose usage as at least 90 mg morphine equivalent dosage (MED) per day. However, this definition has never received substantial scientific support. The history of dose investigation shows that opinions about what constitutes the appropriate amount of opioids have changed through the years. To begin, a paper published 15 years ago in the New England Journal of Medicine suggested most people do not benefit from opioids administered above 180 mg per day. This article ignited a heated debate. However, it focused on efficacy, not the risk of overdose or addiction at higher doses.

The Hill: CMS proposes to force patients off effective opioid doses without their physician's approval"

 


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

 


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.

Regards,

Cheryl E. White, RN, BS, MSHL, LNCC, LHRM, MSCC, DFSHRMPS
727-480-5911

Sheree M. Saroff, RN, BSN, MBA, LHRM, CLC, MSCC
727-418-7313


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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Associations

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.

 

FSPMRFlorida Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ... enhancing Health And Function Through Education And Research In The Field Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation.

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