A Randomized Matched-Pairs Study of Feasibility, Acceptability, and Effectiveness of Systems Consultation: A Novel Implementation Strategy for Adopting Clinical Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care

Source: Implementation Science Abstract: Background: This paper reports on the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of an innovative implementation strategy named "systems consultation" aimed at improving adhere...
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Bilateral Surgery and Medically Unlikely Edits

Source: Emily Hill, PA, AAPM Coding Consultant Date: January 24, 2018 CMS has released a revised article that addresses the appropriate reporting of bilateral procedures and the potential impact of its rules known as "me...
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Predicting Drug Efficacy in Chronic Low Back Pain by Quantitative Sensory Tests

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FDA Clears Vagus Nerve Stimulator for Migraine Pain

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Tamper-Resistant Opioids No Panacea for Opioid Crisis

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Length of Opioid Prescription, Number of Refills Spell Highest Risk for Misuse After Surgery

Source: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center With opioid overdoses now a leading cause of nonintentional death in the United States, data show most of these deaths can be traced back to an initial prescription opioid. A ...
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Default Setting in Electronic Medical Records 'Nudged' Emergency Department Physicians to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 10 Tablets

Source: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine For patients who have never been prescribed opioids, larger numbers of tablets given with the initial prescription is associated with long-term use and more tablets l...
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Postsurgical Prescriptions for Opioid Naive Patients and Association with Overdose and Misuse: Retrospective Cohort Study

Source: BMJ Abstract: Objective: To quantify the effects of varying opioid prescribing patterns after surgery on dependence, overdose, or abuse in an opioid naive population. Conclusions: Each refill and week of opioid p...
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Researchers Devise Decoy Molecule to Block Pain Where It Starts

Source: University of Texas Dallas For anyone who has accidentally injured themselves, Dr. Zachary Campbell not only sympathizes, he's developing new ways to blunt pain. Campbell's team took the approach of blocking the ...
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Rapid Turnover of Cortical NCAM1 Regulates Synaptic Reorganization after Peripheral Nerve Injury

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