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.
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.
The World Institute of Pain is hosting a 3 day lecture and cadaver study event right in our State. December 2-4 in Miami. This is your chance to become FIPP Certified, add to your credential and negotiating ability. Attendees are from all over the world. See details, brochure and registration information below.
For more information, please contact:
D. Mark Tolliver
Certification Program Manager
World Institute of Pain
145 Kimel Park Drive, Suite 208
Winston Salem, NC 27103 USA
BREAKING NEWS - NOVEMBER 3, 2015
CMS Publishes Final Payment Rules
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule updating payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, 2016. CMS finalized a number of new policies, including several that are a result of recently enacted legislation.
CMS released the final rules on Physician Payment Rates, Hospital Outpatient Departments (HOPD) payments, and Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) payments.
In reference to Ambulatory Surgery Center payments, there have been significant modifications including increasing facet joint interventions rates and reducing epidurals. One item of good news is that CMS has increased payment for one-day percutaneous adhesiolysis, for which we have been struggling for a long period of time.
Following are the fee schedules for interventional pain management physicians, and for HOPDs and ASCs performing interventional pain management procedures.
Click below for schedules:
October 29, 2015
ALERT: The following Alert was sent to the Society regarding problems or inquiries with ICD 10 coding for Medicare, FCSO.
Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and Relevant ICD-10-CM Codes
Updated LCDs to include ICD-10 diagnosis codes were posted to the Medicare Coverage Database (MCD) in April 2014. Since the October 1, 2015, ICD-10 transition date, First Coast has received comments from physicians and allied providers suggesting changes and/or additions to the current ICD-10 LCD code sets.
October 27, 2015
Important News for FSIPP Members:
CMS Updates Policy Guidelines for Urine Drug Testing for Medicare Patients.
It is important for our FSIPP members to stay up to date on important policy guidelines that affect our patients and practice. Please note this important policy change with respect to urine drug testing for our Medicare Patients.
October 12, 2015
NEW from ASIPP
Survival Strategies for the Tsunami of ICD-10-CM for Interventionalists: Pursue or Perish
ASIPP has published the survival strategies as an e article in the current issue of the online Pain Physician. Since ICD-10-CM will be effective October 1, 2015, each and every physician has to be prepared. Consequently, we are providing you with the tables to assist you with the conversion.
October 7, 2015
On October 5, 2015, the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Health and Human Services, notified the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) of the status of citizen's petition o f the non-adaptation of the 17 recommendations developed by Multisociety Pain Workgroup (MPW).
September 1, 2015
TALLAHASSEE—The clash over health care spending that ripped apart the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature isn't likely to end anytime soon.
With a firm line of succession in place for the next five years in the Florida House, top Republicans in that chamber say they are committed to taking aim at what they consider the underlying causes of rising health care costs.
August 26, 2015
Pain Management Physicians - RE: Category I CME
If you are a physician practicing in a Pain Management Clinic and were registered based on the 6th qualification option in Rule 64B8-9.0131, F.A.C., please keep in mind that as a part of your 40 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) required per biennium, you must complete 15 hours of live lecture format, Category I CME in pain management for every year you practice in pain management. These will need to be reported to CE Broker along with the rest of your CME credits in order for the Board to renew your license. Answers to many questions regarding license renewal can be found at the Board of Medicine's website at flboardofmedicine.gov .
August 11, 2015
Medicare Changes to Requirement and Documentation of Home Health Care Orders
Medicare has requested that FSIPP advise our membership of the following changes (see attached letter):
Medicare has changed the physician documentation requirements for certification of home health care for dates of service effective January 1, 2015.
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, ...
Articles on Genetics Testing in Pain Management
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