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

Help Fund 2019 Fellows Scholars

As we take time to be thankful and charitable this week, please consider making a contribution to the AAPM Foundation. Your donation will help fund the 2019 Fellows Scholarship Program, which provides funding to promisin...
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The Rise of Non-Drug Pain Treatment

AAPM Past President Sean Mackey, MD PhD , AAPM Pain Psychology SIG Co-Chair Beth D. Darnall, PhD , and AAPM Member Robert D. Kerns, PhD, are interviewed in a Monitor on Psychology cover story, The Rise of Non-Drug Pain T...
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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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