Identifying the type of pain an adult with sickle cell disease experiences may be useful in improving treatment, according to a new study by researchers at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital.
A new study finds that non-drug therapies given to service members with chronic pain may reduce the risk of long-term adverse outcomes, such as alcohol and drug disorder and self-induced injuries, including suicide attempts.
AAPM member Beth Hogans, MD PhD, served as a panelist on the University of Maryland Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research annual symposium, "Managing Chronic Pain Among Patients with Serious Illness During a National Opioid Crisis."
CPT 2020 makes significant changes to the family of codes for Somatic Nerve Injections (CPT 64400-64489). This includes code additions, deletions and revisions to existing codes and the introductory guidelines. New codes are also added to report destruction of the genicular nerves and radiofrequency ablation of the sacroiliac joint.
AAPM joined nine other medical specialty societies in writing to the Oregon Health Authority urging prerequisite training for the performance of spine interventions.