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The Disastrous but Preventable Consequences of ICD-10 (March 2014)
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, Alan D Kaye, MD, PhD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD
Pain Physician Journal 2014;17;E111-E118

Healthcare Update Articles

PPJ Articles:

Survival Strategies for Tsunami of ICD-10-CM for Interventionalists: Pursue or Perish!

Interventional Pain Management at Crossroads: The Perfect Storm Brewing for a New Decade of Challenges

The Influence of Prescription Monitoring Programs on Chronic Pain Management Controlled Substances

ASIPP Docs:

A Perfect Storm in Interventional Pain Management: Regulated, but Unbalanced

Healthcare Policy Review

Metamorphosis of Medicine in the United States: Is Information Technology a White Knight or Killer Whale? 
Pain Physician November/December 2014: 17: E663-E670.

Metamorphosis of Medicine in the United States: A Carrot and Stick Policy of Electronic Medical Records
Pain Physician November/December 2014; 17:E671-E680

Ethical Perspectives on Urine Drug Screening for Pain Physicans
Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD, Zwade J. Marshall, MD, Steven M. Lampert, MD, Andrea M. Trescot, MD, Amit Prabhakar, MD, Amir O. Elhassan, MD, and Richard D. Urman, MD
http://www.painphysicianjournal.com/2014/september/2014;17;E559-E564.pdf

Reversal of Epidural Cuts in 2015 Physician Payment Schedule: Two Steps Forward One Step Back
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD, Hans Hansen, MD, John Swicegood, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD
http://www.painphysicianjournal.com/2014/september/2014;17;E565-E573.pdf

Epidural Steroid Injections Safety Recommendations by Multi-Society Pain Workgroup (MPW): More Regulations Without Evidence and Clarification
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD, Christopher G. Gharibo, MD, Kenneth D. Candido, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD
http://www.painphysicianjournal.com/2014/september/2014;17;E575-E588.pdf

Patient Perception of Pain Care in the United States: A 5-Year Comparative Analysis of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems
Anita Gupta, DO, PharmD, Lisa K. Lee, MD, Jeffrey J. Mojica, BS, Ali Nairizi, MD, and Shelley J. George, MD
http://www.painphysicianjournal.com/2014/september/2014;17;369-377.pdf

Prevalence of Low Back Pain in Latin America: A Systematic Literature Review
Joao B.S. Garcia, PhD, John J.Hernandez-Castro, PhD, Rocio G. Nunez, MD, Maria A.R. Pazos, MD, Jorge O. Aguirre, PhD, Asisa Jreige, MD, Willian Delgado, MD, Manuel Serpentegui, MD, Maria Berenguel, MD, and Alberto F. Cantisani, MD
http://www.painphysicianjournal.com/2014/september/2014;17;379-391.pdf

Policies and Events Affecting Prescription Opioid Use for Non-Cancer Pain Among an Insured Patient Population (May/June 2014)
Brian K. Ahmedani, PhD, Edward L. Peterson, PhD, Karen E. Wells, MPH, David E. Lanfear, MD, MS, and L. Keoki Williams, MD, MPH
Pain Physician Journal 2014;17;205-216.

Economic Impact of Converting an Interventional Pain Medicine Physician Office-Based Practice into a Provider-Based Ambulatory Pain Practice (May/June 2014)
Jay S Grider DO, PhD, MBA, Kelley A. Findley, BS, Courtney Higdon, MBA, Jonathan Curtright, MBA, and Don P. Clark, PhD
Pain Physician Journal 2014;17;E253-E261.

 Assessment of the Trends in Medical Use and Misuse of Opioid Analgesics from 2004 to 2011 (March 2014)
Sairam Atluri, MD, Gururau Sudarshan, MD, and Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD
Pain Physician Journal 2014;17;E119-E128.

Percutaneous Adhesiolysis Procedures in the Medicare Population: Analysis of Utilization and Growth Patterns from 2000 to 2011 (March 2014)
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Standiford Helm II, MD, Vidyasagar Pampati, MSc, and Gabor B. Racz, MD
Pain Physician Journal 2014;17;E129-E139.

 Declining Value of Work of Interventional Pain Physicians (January 2014)
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Hans Hansen, MD, Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, Alan D Kaye, MD, PhD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
Pain Physician Journal 2014;17;E11-E19

 The Tragedy Of The Sustained Growth Rate Formula Continues Into 2014: Is There Hope or Repeal? (January 2014)
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, Hans Hansen, MD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
Pain Physician Journal 2014;17;E21-E26

 Opioids In Chronic Noncancer Pain: Have We Reached A Boiling Point Yet? (January 2014)
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Sairam Atluri, MD, Hans Hansen, MD, Ramsin M. Benyamin, MD, Frank J.E. Falco, MD, Standiford Helm II, MD, Alan D Kaye, MD, PhD, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.
Pain Physician Journal 2014;17;E1-E10

 Utilization and Growth Patterns of Sacroiliac Joint Injections from 2000 to 2011 in the Medicare Population

 Assessment of the Escalating Growth of Facet Joint Interventions in the Medicare Population in the United States from 2000 to 2011

 Assessment of the Growth of Epidural Injections in the Medicare Population from 2000 to 2011

 Cost Utility Analysis of Caudal Epidural Injections in the Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation, Axial or Discogenic Low Back Pain, Central Spinal Stenosis, and Post Lumbar Surgery Syndrome

 Assessment of Practice Patterns of Perioperative Management of Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapy in Interventional Pain Management

 Utilization of Interventional Techniques in Managing Chronic Pain in the Medicare Population: Analysis of Growth Patterns from 2000 to 2011

 Assessment of Infection Control Practices for Interventional Techniques: A Best Evidence Synthesis of Safe Injection Practices and Use of Single-Dose Medication Vials

 Proposed Physician Payment Schedule for 2013: Guarded Prognosis for Interventional Pain Management

 Obamacare 2012: Prognosis Unclear for Interventional Pain Management

 CMS Proposal for Interventional Pain Management by Nurse Anesthetists: Evidence by Proclamation with Poor Prognosis

 The Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research on Interventional Pain Management: Evolution from Medicare Modernization Act to Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

 Medicare Physician Payment Systems: Impact of 2011 Schedule on Interventional Pain Management

 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: Reforming the Health Care Reform for the New Decade

 A Critical Review of the American Pain Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for Interventional Techniques: Part I Diagnostic Interventions

 Independent Medical Examinations: Facts and Fallacies

 Analysis of Growth of Interventional Techniques in Managing Chronic Pain in the Medicare Population: A 10-Year Evaluation from 1997 to 2006

 Obama Health Care for All Americans: Practical Implications

 Review of Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines for Interventional Pain Management and Potential Implications

 Reassessment of Evidence Synthesis of Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines for Interventional Pain Management

 Health Care Reform in the United States: Radical Surgery Needed Now More Than Ever

Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-Based Risk Mitigation and Stratification During COVID-19 for Return to Interventional Pain Practice: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Guidelines
Risk Stratification Guidelines
Shalini Shah, MD, Sudhir Diwan, MD, Amol Soin, MD, Kartic Rajput, MD, Amit Mahajan, MBBS, Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD, Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, and Christopher Gharibo, MD.

Comprehensive Evidence-Based Guidelines for Facet Joint Interventions in the Management of Chronic Spinal Pain: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Guidelines Facet Joint Interventions 2020 Guidelines
Guidelines
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD, Amol Soin, MD, Sheri L. Albers, DO, Douglas P. Beall, MD, Richard Latchaw, MD, Mahendra R. Sanapati, MD, Shalini Shah, MD, Sairam Atluri, MD, Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD, Salahadin Abdi, MD, PhD, Steve Aydin, DO, Sanjay Bakshi, MD, Mark V. Boswell, MD, PhD, Ricardo Buenaventura, MD, Joseph Cabaret, MD, Aaron K. Calodney, MD, Kenneth D. Candido, MD, Paul J. Christo, MD, Lynn Cintron, MD, Sudhir Diwan, MD, Christopher Gharibo, MD, Jay Grider, DO, PhD, Mayank Gupta, MD, Bill Haney, MD, Michael E. Harned, MD, Standiford Helm II, MD, Jessica Jameson, MD, Sachin “Sunny” Jha, MD, MS, Adam M. Kaye, PharmD, FASCP, FCPhA, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, MD, PhD, Radomir Kosanovic, MD, Maanasa V. Manchikanti, ., Annu Navani, MD, Gabor Racz, MD, Vidyasagar Pampati, MSc, Ramarao Pasupuleti, MD, Cyril Philip, MD, Kartic Rajput, MD, Nalini Sehgal, MD, Rachana Vanaparthy, MBBS, Bradley W. Wargo, DO, and Joshua A. Hirsch, MD.

Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) Therapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders: Evidence-Based Policy Position Statement of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)
Position Statement
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, MD, Christopher J. Centeno, MD, Sairam Atluri, MD, Sheri L. Albers, DO, Shane Shapiro, MD, Gerard A. Malanga, MD, Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD, Mairin Jerome, MD, Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, Alan D. Kaye, MD, PhD, Steve M. Aydin, DO, Douglas Beall, MD, Don Buford, MD, Joanne Borg-Stein, MD, Ricardo M. Buenaventura, MD, Joseph A. Cabaret, MD, Aaron K. Calodney, MD, Kenneth D. Candido, MD, Cameron Cartier, MD, Richard Latchaw, MD, Sudhir Diwan, MD, Ehren Dodson, PhD, Zachary Fausel, MD, Michael Fredericson, MD, Christopher G. Gharibo, MD, Mayank Gupta, MD, Adam M. Kaye, PharmD, FASCP, FCPhA, Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, MD, PhD, Radomir Kosanovic, MD, Matthew Lucas, DO, Maanasa V. Manchikanti, BS, R. Amadeus Mason, MD, Kenneth Mautner, MD, Samuel Murala, MD, Annu Navani, MD, Vidyasagar Pampati, MSc, Sarah Pastoriza, Do, Ramarao Pasupuleti, MD, Cyril Philip, MD, Mahendra R. Sanapati, MD, Theodore Sand, PhD, Rinoo V. Shah, MD, Amol Soin, MD, Ian Stemper, MS, Bradley W. Wargo, DO, and Philippe Hernigou, MD.