ASIPP Updates

ASIPP Comments on Proposed Facet Joint Injection LCDs that Risk Patient Access

November 6, 2020 ASIPP this week sent seven comment letters to the following insurance providers regarding proposed rules that would hinder access of facet joint injections to patients. Click on the links below to read each letter. CGS Administrators, LLC  First Coast Service Options, Inc. National Government Services Novitas Solutions, Inc. Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC …

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Payment Rules For Interventional Pain Physicians In Office, ASC, And HOPD Settings

CMS has released the 2021 proposed payment rule for ASCs and HOPDs today. Overall, ASCs received inflation update factor of 3% similar to HOPDs, whereas conversion factor remains $48.984 for ASCs compared to $83.697 for HOPD.  https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2020-17086.pdf Multiple codes have been added; however, none of these are related to interventional pain management. This rule published …

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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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COVID-19 ASIPP Updates

COVID-19 ASIPP Updates ASIPP COVID-19 Update April 26 ASIPP COVID-19 Update April 23 Statement from ASIPP on COVID-19 March 16 Statement from ASIPP on COVID-19 March 17  Statement from ASIPP on COVID-19 March 18 Statement from ASIPP on COVID-19 March 19 Statement from ASIPP on COVID-19 March 23 Expanded Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells (UC-MSCs) …

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COVID-19 Practice Information

COVID-19 Practice Information Physicians and Other Clinicians: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 Phase-1 Healthcare Services Reopening information for KentuckyReturn to Work Guidelines for Virus-Exposed Critical Workers Who Lack Symptoms CMS Adult Elective Surgery and Procedures Recommendations:Limit all non-essential planned surgeries and procedures, including dental, until further notice Get Your Clinic Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019 …

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COVID-19 Business/Economic Information

ASIPP COVID-19 Webinar Series PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM LOANS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) COVID-19 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application CARES Act Provides Much-Needed Stimulus for U.S. Businesses, Individuals  COVID-19: Financial Resources Available to Your Medical Practice from the CARES Act Assistance for Small Businesses The Small Business Owner’s Guide to …

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ASIPP COVID-19 Webinar Series

ASIPP COVID-19 Webinar Series Part 1 – Surviving the Coronavirus Pandemic – Practical Advice Every Pain Physician Needs to Know Part 2 – Surviving the Coronavirus Pandemic – Protecting Family and Employees and Managing Financial Issues and Burnout Part 3 – ASIPP COVID-19 Webinar Series  Comprehensive Physician And Practice Resuscitation Training (CPPR) Part 1 – ARCHIVE LINK …

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