Month: October 2020

Good News About Telehealth and Payroll Protection Program

Telehealth: We received a  letter from Tracy Richardson, Acting Director, Financial Services Group, Office of Financial Management, Centers for Medicare And Medicaid Services, addressed to ASIPP in reference to confirming their position on telehealth and duration of waivers. CMS said: Pursuant to authority granted under the CARES Act, effective for services starting March 1, 2020, and …

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Facet Joint Interventions Guidelines Released June 8, 2020

Manchikanti and 37 distinguished co-authors from multiple institutions have published “Comprehensive Evidence-based Guidelines for Facet Joint Interventions in Management of Chronic Spinal Pain (available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32503359).” These guidelines included development of objectives and key questions with utilization of trustworthy standards. The evidence-based guidelines utilized comprehensive literature pertaining to all aspects of facet joint interventions with a …

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ASIPP’s Response to CDC Proposed Revision of Opioid Guidelines

There have been numerous changes since the CDC guidelines were first published. During this time, HHS Inter-Agency Task Force developed Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations. This is an excellent document with significant importance to interventional pain management. Yesterday, ASIPP sent a letter of response to the CDC with the following requests:  …

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SBA Disaster Loan Process and Employee Retention Credit Updates and Reminders

On behalf of ASIPP, we would like to remind members of additional financing, SBA disaster loan options, and the Employee Retention Credit Programs designed for economic relief for practices/businesses suffering economic losses from Covid-19. For those who may feel the PPP Loans/Medicare Advanced Payments are not enough to fund operations through the crisis, there is …

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Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil Covid-19 Updates in National Media

A Second Wave of Coronavirus (4-23-20) Neil Cavuto and Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil discuss a possible second wave of coronavirus this winter FDA Clears a New Saliva Test To Diagnose Coronavirus (4-14-20) Sandra Smith and Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil discuss the new saliva test approved for emergency use by the FDA. They also discuss cases reported by …

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