Tuesday, January 24, 2017

News

Important Changes to DEA Registration Renewal

Health care providers need to be aware of an important change from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which affects all providers and patients.  If you are a prescriber, be sure to renew your DEA  registration before it expires.  Failure to do so could leave you unable to prescribe, and more importantly, could leave your patients

Policy

Big Win in Big Apple for People with Chronic Conditions

We at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management and State Pain Policy Advocacy Network, along with our partner organizations, have some fabulous news to help ring in the New Year! In a move that will help countless New Yorkers living with chronic pain and other chronic illnesses, Governor Cuomo has signed a bill that requires

Federal Medicine

Veterans Endure Higher Pain Severity than Nonveterans

American veterans experience higher prevalence of pain and more severe pain than nonveterans, with young and middle-aged veterans suffering the most, according to a new analysis of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), by the lead epidemiologist at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health. This survey

Academy News

The Fastest Way to Demonstrate Your Pain Management Expertise

  Many clinicians have learned the art of managing people’s pain by spending time with patients, listening to them, studying the available literature, and attending workshops or seminars.  Your clinical experience combined, with continuing education, gives you a unique expertise in pain management. However, documenting that experience has been out of reach for so many

Prescription Monitoring Program

Kansas City Joins Rest of Nation in the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

We’d like to share some interesting news today regarding Missouri, our country’s only remaining state without a prescription monitoring program.  On December 1, 2016, the Kansas City, Missouri City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will implement a prescription monitoring program (PMP) at the municipal level. Because the Missouri Legislature has been unable to pass

Policy

Health Care Profoundly Affected By 2016 Elections

As you are undoubtedly aware, the recent elections had, and will continue to have, profound effects on many aspects of health care. We are readying our strategies for the fast-approaching 2017 legislative sessions—which, in part, means re-evaluating the health-related landscape in light of recent election results. Medical marijuana was significantly expanded, with Arkansas, Florida, Montana,

Integrative Methods

5 Online Courses for Non-Pharmacologic Treatments

Continuing education is a must for any practitioner, and our growing library of online courses comply with many CME requirements. Here are 5 courses we offer for non-pharmacologic treatments that you can take anytime, anywhere: An Evidence-based Review of Dietary Supplements Used to Treat Pain 1-hour CME activity; Free for Acacdemy members; $25 for non-members

Policy

Reducing Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse and Misuse Summit

This November, join the the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) for a three-day summit that focuses on bridging the legal, public health, consumer protection, enforcement, and medical gaps to address the epidemic surrounding drug and opioid use disorders, dependence and misuse. AIPM’s Executive Director Bob Twillman will be on a panel entitled

Opioids

Featured Online CME Programs: Prescribing

For many practitioners, continuing education courses are required to maintain your license or to continue to prescribe controlled substances. Our growing library of online courses comply with many of those CME requirements. Here are 5 for prescribing that you can take anytime, anywhere: Who is at Risk for Opioid Addiction: How do I know? 1-hour

Policy

Policy Update: New SPPAN Resource for Clinicians; Must Read Op-Ed; VT Rules; NPS Meeting; and More

Most legislatures around the country have adjourned for the year, but the world of pain-related policy and advocacy is not slowing down.  Here are a number of highlights: New Educational Resource for Clinicians—Opioid Dosage & Morphine Equivalency Read SPPAN’s first resource in a series, Opioid Dosage & Morphine Equivalency: Implications for Meeting the Standard of

27th Annual Meeting 2016

How the CDC Guidelines Play Out in Primary Care

One very well-attended presentation at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management’s Annual Clinical Meeting was “From Policy to Practice: How the CDC Guidelines Play out in Primary Care.“ Participants learned how the CDC and state guidelines impact the use of opioids to treat pain; how these guidelines play out in day-to-day practice with primary care physicians;