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.
Submission Deadline: March 15
The Planning Committee for the FSIPP 2016 Conference invites you to submit abstracts for papers to be presented at the upcoming conference at the Orlando World Resort, Orlando. Posters should describe original research in the field of pain management with particular focus on Interventional Pain Management.
December 21, 2015
New Pharmacy Regulations Regarding Controlled Substances
The Leadership of FSIPP has worked diligently to ensure patients have access to controlled substances. FSIPP President Harold Dalton, DO, Vice President Jesse Lipnick, MD, and member Mark Rubenstein, MD all served on the Florida Board of Pharmacy's Controlled Substance Standards Committee as well as the subcommittee charged with rewriting the rules which pharmacist's follow in dispensing controlled substances. FSIPP Past President's Harold Cordner, MD, Sanford Silverman, MD and Board Member Miguel de la Garza, MD provided testimony to the committee.
64B16-27.831 Standards of Practice for the Filling of Controlled Substance Prescriptions; Electronic Prescribing; Mandatory Continuing Education.
The Board of Pharmacy recognizes that it is important for the patients of the State of Florida to be able to fill valid prescriptions for controlled substances....
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.
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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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.