of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers
||Membership Form (PDF)
You are invited to join a new society
Because ASIPP works on a
diverse list of other issues with limited funding available exclusively
surgery center issues, we are inviting
you to become a charter member of a new organization – the
Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers (SIPMS) – to
focus all efforts on issues involved in providing Interventional
Pain Management procedures in the ASC setting.
Why should my center join another society?
While ASIPP will continue to work closely with the new surgery
center society, SIPMS will focus all of its resources on the challenges
unique to the ASC setting, including the growing list of legislative
attempts to increase regulation of surgery centers. SIPMS was
because there is no other national organization devoted exclusively
to the issues of providing Interventional Pain Management procedures
in the ASC setting. More importantly, a separate organization generates
a new level of involvement and a specificity that creates an image
of increased experience and credibility.
SIPMS’s first priority will be advocacy to limit or eliminate
impending dramatic cuts in Medicare payment for ASC services. If
a procedure is not approved by Medicare, other insurers will refuse
The hospital industry is working against physician ownership in
ASCs. If physicians are owners or part owners of a surgery center,
cause a significant negative impact on the future practice of interventional
pain management and patient access to these vital services.
Join now by printing off this form and sending it to: 81 Lakeview Drive, Paducah, KY 42001. Membership Form (PDF)