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The Academy is exploring ways to enhance its online educational offerings and wants to know what you think. You should have received an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. inviting you to complete a 10-minute survey a...
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Clinical Study on a Novel Minimally Invasive Posterior Sacroiliac Fusion Device

The PainTEQ study is a prospective, multi-site, prospective, single arm study intended to collect clinical data outcomes data associated with the treatment of sacroiliac disease with the LinQ fusion procedure. Data will ...
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Minimally-Invasive Treatment for 'Frozen Shoulder' Improves Patients' Pain and Function

Pinhole incision enables blocking of blood supply to an inflamed joint, providing long-term relief. Full story .
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Enhancing Patient Experience of Pain and Sleep Through Non-Pharmacological Strategies

Comfort can be a physical sensation, a psychological state, or both simultaneously (Pearson, 2009). Patient comfort in an inpatient setting is a subjective state that varies from each individual based on different factor...
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AAPM Signs AMA Letter Discouraging CMS Expansion of NPP Services in IRF Settings

The American Medical Association (AMA), AAPM, and other leading health care organizations released a letter on June 11, 2020, responding to a proposal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would al...
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Delta Opioid Receptor Identified as Promising Therapeutic Target for Inflammatory Pain Relief

  Delta opioid receptors have a built-in mechanism for pain relief and can be precisely targeted with drug-delivering nanoparticles—making them a promising target for treating chronic inflammatory pain with fewer si...
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New Injection Techniques for Treating Chronic Foot Pain

  AAPM member Steven Richeimer, MD discusses new research that focused on the various injection techniques that are used for addressing chronic pain and how effective they are in alleviating chronic foot pain. Full ...
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Congratulations to Inaugural AAPM Early Investigator Research Grant Recipient, Ben Alter, MD PhD

June 17, 2020, CHICAGO -   The AAPM Early Investigator Research Grant was created in partnership with US WorldMeds to support preliminary or pilot research projects relevant to a comprehensive, multidisciplinar...
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Free Live Webinar on Tax Reduction, Estate Planning, and Lawsuit Prevention June 24, 6 pm CT

We're pleased to let you know this webinar, originally scheduled for last month, will now take place on June 24. To help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, the tax deadline was extended to July 15 year. On Wednesday, June ...
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CMS Issues Summary of Physician Fee Schedule Policies During the Public Health Emergency (PHE)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a Medicare Learning Network (MLN) article with an effective date of June 12, 2020. The article summarizes the policy changes impacting the Physician Fee Schedule during the time of this Public Health Emergency (PHE). During the early part of the PHE, numerous changes were made to reimbursement policies associated with telehealth and non-face-to-face services. The article addresses the cumulative changes that occurred over this period. Specifically, the following topics are addressed:

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