This section includes general updates about AAPM including Annual Meeting news, member news, and any other promotions, changes, and events, etc.

Pain Psychologist Receives Prestigious Award for Pain Treatment

AAPM Member Geralyn Datz, PhD received the prestigious Southern Pain Society Dr. Hubert and Renee Rosomoff Award for her work in developing the 20-day pain rehabilitation program at Southern Behavioral Medicine Associate...
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Chronic Pain Sufferers Caught in Crossfire of Opioid War Struggle to Get Meds

AAPM President Jianguo Cheng, MD PhD advocates compassionate care in this St. Louis CBS affiliate story about chronic pain patients who are struggling to access their medications. Full story .

Kick Off the Holiday Season with AAPM in Chicago on December 8

There's still time to register for AAPM's 1-day Hot Topics in Pain Management symposium in downtown Chicago on Saturday, December 8. The all-star faculty lineup includes leaders from across the country, including AAPM Pa...
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Registration Officially Open for AAPM35

You can now register and reserve your hotel room for AAPM35 in Denver. The program features 3 excellent preconferences and a packed 35th Annual Meeting with more than 50 sessions on the latest advancements in pain medici...
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Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

Source: Emily Hill, PA, AAPM Coding Consultant Date: November 20, 2018 On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Quality Payment Program ...
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AAPM Members Appointed to New Pain Management Task Force

Four AAPM members join U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) task force May 8, 2018, CHICAGO – Among the 28 members appointed to the HHS new Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, four membe...
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New Spinal Stimulation Technology More Effective in Reducing Pain in Patients with Intractable Spine or Limb Pain Compared to Medical Treatment

April 26, 2018, VANCOUVER, B.C, Canada — Spinal stimulation increases the odds of pain relief more than medical therapy when patients are faced with intractable spine or limb pain. In a recent study, researchers made the...
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Opioid Overdose Prevention Program Leads to More Non-Opioid Pain Treatment and Higher Access to Naloxone

April 26, 2018, VANCOUVER, B.C, Canada – Researchers have determined that an opioid overdose prevention program established in a comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation (CIR) unit with an interdisciplinary approach can le...
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Top-Ranked Study Suggests Pain Rehabilitation Programs Offering Behavioral Treatment Decrease Overall Healthcare Use Among Patients with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

April 26, 2018, VANCOUVER, B.C, Canada —A new study suggests that for patients with chronic non-cancer pain, pain rehabilitation programs (PRPs) decrease their healthcare usage and encourage access to behavioral treatmen...
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Medicare Data Registry Analysis in IL Reveals Access Barriers, Increased Costs to Patients Seeking Non-Opioid Pain Medications

April 26, 2018, VANCOUVER, B.C, Canada – Several Chicago-based physicians treating pain patients recently performed research in hopes of discerning whether a phenomena that they observed clinically – that it was seemingl...
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