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

AAPM35 Early-Bird Rates & Late Breaking Poster Call

Registration for the AAPM 35th Annual Meeting & Preconferences is live, with early-bird registration rates expiring on January 9. Secure the lowest registration prices by registering now . The AAPM Call for Late-Brea...
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Opioids Offer Little Chronic Pain Benefit and Wane Over Time, Study Says

AAPM President Jianguo Cheng, MD PhD contributed to CNN coverage of a new analysis of opioids for chronic noncancer pain, saying it reinforces what's become conventional wisdom for pain specialists. "We're going to try t...
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AAPM Foundation Convenes Migraine Consensus Panel

Experts in the medical, procedural, and complementary and integrative treatment of migraine met on December 1 to begin developing multidisciplinary guidelines for treating adults with frequent migraine, designed to answe...
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Opioid Safety Project Webinar Series—Patient and Family Perspectives

AAPM Member Beth Hogans, MD will present a free webinar developed by Telligen QIN-QIO and the American Medical Association on December 12, 12 pm CT. Register .

Preparing for 2019: Update on Coding and CMS Policy Changes Webinar on December 13

AAPM coding and billing expert Emily Hill, PA will present a live webinar on December 13, 12-1 pm CT, designed to preview coding changes going into effect on January 1 related to pain medicine services. Learn more and re...
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AAPM35 to Feature State-of-the-Art Advancements in Pain Medicine

The AAPM 35th Annual Meeting & Preconferences at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO, March 6-10, 2019, will bring together members of the pain care team for five days of comprehensive pain education, presen...
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Hot Topics in Pain Management Makes Local News

AAPM Hot Topics in Pain Management faculty member Magdalena Anitescu, MD appeared on Chicago's WGN News yesterday to discuss treating chronic pain.  View the interview . Dr. Anitescu will present on interventional p...
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Science to Medicine—Screening for Substance Use in the Pain Management Setting

​ AAPM Immediate Past President Steven Stanos, DO provides tips for screening pain patients for risky substance abuse and what to do if patients screen positive for unhealthy substance use in this NIDAMED online resource...
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Fewer Opioids, More Pay: New Tack on How Doctors Prescribe Them

AAPM President Jianguo Cheng, MD PhD raises concern that Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan's new plan intended to reduce post-operative opioid prescribing doesn't account for chronic pain patients and may create new proble...
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Preparing for 2019: Update on Coding and CMS Policy Changes Webinar on December 13

AAPM's upcoming coding webinar will help prepare your practice for 2019 coding changes. Major CMS initiatives will be reviewed including insight into the impact on current and future reimbursement for pain medicine servi...
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