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Over a dozen years ago, the United States Congress proclaimed the “Decade of Pain,” and the infamous 1 to 10 visual analog pain score became the 5th vital sign. At just about the same time, Marvin Rosenfeld—not a physician but a publisher—believed that practicing physicians who treated pain patients needed a tutorial magazine that contained practical tips on case management.
5 Things You Need to Do to Remain Compliant With AMA CPT Coding Change
  • Have you reviewed the coding changes for 2012?
  • Have you updated your super bills and templates?
Article describes the benefits of using computerized patient-reported outcomes data in the clinical pain practice.
Article discusses the role of primary care within a system of integrative multi-disciplinary pain management.
With limited opportunities of pain management residencies, and fellowships, alternate means must be employed for practicing physicians to train in the basics of pain management.
A potential strategy for addressing the conflicting ethos of business-oriented insurance and corporate healthcare vs the ends and means of right and morally sound patient care.
Originating in San Diego, CA, the Share the Risk Model is an example of successful collaboration among doctors to mitigate professional risks while improving care for pain patients.
This article explains the some of the basic, common-sense criteria for referring a patient to a pain treatment clinic.
Article explains how to understand unconscious interpersonal defensive responses in a chronic pain practice to improve interactions.
The former head of the largest pain clinic in Central Europe offers observations on multi-disciplinary treatment modalities evolving over the past 25 years.
Casa Palmera has become a model center for the treatment of comorbid chronic pain, substance dependence, eating disorders, and emotional trauma by bringing together the best of Eastern and Western medicine with neuroscience.
Article addresses the multidisciplinary pain medicine fellowship: Will it change the practice of pain medicine?
Article explains how the Share the Risk Model is used in pain management in a dedicated facility. this article is a first in a series of case reports.
In the last article, I discussed medical necessity since the OIG 2008 Work plan will focus on pain management clinics. Medical necessity definitions vary from one payer to the next. Fortunately, Medicare—and most Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans—publish their definitions.
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