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  2008 ALERTS
December 31, 2008

LA Court ruling on CRNA scope of practice; Pain Physician editor elected to European Academy of Sciences and Art; read more…

December 23, 2008

Blue Cross launches doctor-rating survey; Pain-killers can make migraines worse; Rep. Stark: no health reform vote in early ’09; read more…

December 17, 2008

Manuscript on Deaths from Opioid Analgesics now available on PubMed; New Hampshire ban on sale of prescribing date upheld; read more…

December 10, 2008

Leaks to plug in your billing department to ensure total reimbursement; HHS set rules for confidential medical error reporting; more…

December 3, 2008 Dec. 31 deadline for AMA Physician Practice Survey; Senate gets early start on Senate Healthcare Reform plan; more...
November 26, 2008

Few Doctors Sign Off on Online Prescribing; Federal Court Upholds Drug Privacy Law; read more...

November 19, 2008

Rubenstein Public Relations Makes Press Release; CMS Issues Improper Payment Rates for Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP; read more...

November 12, 2008 The Good and the Bad of Medicare's 2009 ASC Rates; You aked for it, we delivered - ASIPP Member Blog now available; read more...
November 5, 2008

ASIPP meets requirements for AMA House of Delegates Seat; Abstract submittal period now open; read more…

October 29, 2008

Medicare battle looms as costs keep climbing; physicians get delay in FTC enforcement of ID thift rules; read more…

October 22, 2008

OIG releases Facet Joint Medicare Payments report; study: smoking, gender effect pain treatment; read more…

October 15, 2008

Trend of Medicaid pay increases expected to end; Bean counters shouldn’t override doctors; read more…

October 8, 2008

ASIPP gains twenty-eight signatures on congressional ASC letter to CMS; Medicaid long-term care- A ticking bomb; read more…

October 1, 2008

Medicaid long-term care; A ticking time bomb; Research: Cell protein suppresses pain better than morphine; read more…

September 24, 2008

Kentucky Prescription Monitoring Program receives $400,000 federal grant; Office of the Instructor; Office of the Inspector General (OIG) posts report, “Medicare Payments for Facet Joint Injection Services”; read more…

September 17, 2008

North Dakota telepharmacy project expands across country: Hollywood and health: Health content in popular TV; read more...

September 10, 2008

Oct. 1 deadline looms for three Medicaid prescription security features; Malpractice insurance; How to lower your premiums; Read more...

September 3, 2008

CMS calls for transition to ICD-10 codes in 3 years; Texas liability reforms spur plunge in premiums and lawsuits; Read more...

August 27, 2008 FDA considers training to despense narcotics; Virtual medicine: Compaines use webcams for real-time patient encounters. Read more...
August 20, 2008 Trying to script a solution; treatment for pain divides physicians. Read more...
August 13, 2008  CSIPP president testifies before DWC on treatment guidelines. read more...
July 30, 2008 Send comment letters to CMS; Save the date for the upcoming SCS Course. more...
July 23, 2008 BCBS denies SI injections coverage; ASIPP begins PR campaign. read more...
July 16, 2008 Congress overrides veto on Medicare bill; Save the date for the Dec. Spinal Cord Stimulation and Intrathecal Implantable course. Read more...
July 9, 2008 Senate Votes Reversal of Cuts in Medicare Doctor Fees ...breaking update
July 9, 2008 Senate returns to debate Medicare Advantage cuts; CCI third Quater updates...read more
June 27, 2008 Doctors face payment cuts for patients on Medicare; Help prevent cuts - write and call Congress today; Help to Assure a Voice for IPM - Join AMA... read more
June 18, 2008 Patients rarely use online ratings to pick physicians; AMA issues first report card on health insurers; FDA Approves Cymbalta(R) For The Management Of Fibromyalgia... read more
June 11, 2008 Senate Majority Leader Files To Invoke Cloture on Medicare Bill That Would Stall Physician Fee Cut; Medical testing board to introduce doctor of nursing certification; Revitalizing dead space: Finding an innovative place for your practice... read more
June 4, 2008 10 Keys to Turning Around Financially Troubled ASCs; Lilly submits Cymbalta(R) supplemental new drug application for chronic pain to U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Congress may prod doctors toward electronic prescriptions... read more
May 28, 2008 ASIPP 10th Annual Meeting Discounted Registration Extended to May 31; Google Health now available; King pays Acura $3M for product license... read more
May 21, 2008 FDA debates new version of OxyContin; ASIPP to hold Board Review and Competency Review Course; Doctor cited for prescribing too many painkillers... read more
May 14, 2008 Contact Congress on pending Medicare reimbursement legislation; Did you recieve a Physician Practice Information Survey?; Doctor Indicted on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges for Writing Oxycontin Prescriptions for Cash... read more
May 7, 2008 Physician Practice Information Survey: Did you recieve a survey?; NPI deadline: Insurers won't pay claims with old IDs after May 23; One in four Americans have daily pain; Judge rejects damages limit for malpractice... read more
April 30, 2008 Let Congress Hear From You Today!; Update on the LSBN; Ambiguously ill pose challenge for doctors; 'Boot camp' helps chronic pain sufferers cope... read more
April 23, 2008 Contact Your Officials This Week: Congress Considers Medicare Fix; Texas Physicians Punished for Prescribing Violations; Nevada May Require ASC Accreditation... read more
April 16, 2008 Congress is Considering Medicare Fix: Contact Your Officals Today!; Crimeproof Your Practice: How to Improve Office Safety; Advanced-practice Nurses Seek Wider Scope in 24 States... read more
April 9, 2008 Frontline Failure: PCPs Often Unarmed Against Pain; Parish Council Expected to Renew Pain Clinic Moratorium; Medical Malpractice Legislation Passes Tennessee House... read more
April 2, 2008 Congress is Considering Medicare Fix: Contact Your Officals Today!; CMS Instructs Florida RAC to Cease and Desist; National Standards to Rank Physicians Planned... read more
March 26, 2008 2007 Pain Practice Benchmarks Survey Results Released; Physicians Face April 1 Deadlien for Tamper-proof Rx Pads; Duragesic Patch: Fentanyl is a Cousin to Heroin... read more
March 19, 2008 Reimbursement Cuts are Looming: Act Today to Prevent Cuts in July; In Memoriam: Samuel J. Hassenbusch, III, MD, FIPP; N.H. Top Five in Methadone Deaths; OIG Work Plan for 2008 to Examine ASC and Hospital, Pain Management and IDTF Issues... read more
March 12, 2008 ASIPP, AAPM, ISIS with AMA to Conduct Physician Practice Survey; Jinx of the J-1 visa: IMGs finding other paths to residency; View Photos from March Cadaver Course; New Hampshire Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Annual Meeting on March 26, 2008... read more
March 5, 2008 Your Immediate Action is Needed on Legislative Issues; Audits Sting Hospitals, Physicians; Chronic pain research and treatment in Quebec gets $4.35-million boost... read more
February 27, 2008 Your Action is Needed to Prevent Cuts; Cops and Doctors; Network Lets Doctors Share Patient Info... read more
February 20, 2008 Medicare RACs may be coming to an end; ASC Reimbursement Errors Cause Increased Cuts; FDA Alert: Icy Hot Heat Therapy Products Recalled... read more
February 13, 2008 Deja Vu - Saga of Fluoroscopy Codes Starts Again; Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors - They are coming your way sooner than you think; N.Y. Attorney General Probes Alleged Insurer, IT Firm Scheme... read more
February 6, 2008 ANS Becomes Diamond Sponsor; A doctor's dilemma: prescribing pain pills is getting trickier; Financial ties are cited as issue in spine study... read more
January 30, 2008 Pain Societies Express Concern with Recently Published ACOEM Guidelines; CMS Physician Fee Shedule Overview; Court allows suit against doctor over drug effects... read more
January 23, 2008 DEA Raids Health Clinic Suspected in Illegal Prescriptions; Duluth-based Health System Bans Pharmaceutical Logos; March 1 Medicare Requires Use New ID Number... read more
January 16, 2008 A Dark Addiction: Miners Caught in Western Va.'s Spiraling Rates of Painkiller Abuse; Rep. Whitfield Responds to "Dark Addiction": Sends Letter to Editor; Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules Duty, Duty Everywhere... read more
January 11, 2008 ASIPP Breaking News: LA State Judge Rules Practice of IPM Not Within CRNAs Scope of Practice read more
January 9, 2008 Pay Membership Dues Online; New Jersey court sends blow to doctor-owned surgery centers; Reduced Fee Ends Jan. 18 for Specialty Course in Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty & Sacroplasty... read more
January 2, 2008 The Year Ahead with ASIPP; NASPER Update; Quicker Pain Treatment Keeps Soldiers Going; Pain Physician journal adds topical issues... read more

 


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