AAPM 2017 Coverage

AAPM 2017 Annual Meeting Prescription Opioid Crisis: Public Health Response in Pennsylvania

Prescription Opioid Crisis: Public Health Response in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has adopted a multipronged approach to address the opioid crisis.

AAPM 2017 Annual Meeting CDC Guideline on Prescribing Opioids: Some Major Concerns

CDC Guideline on Prescribing Opioids: Some Major Concerns

Dr Fudin discusses concerns he has regarding the CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

AAPM 2017 Annual Meeting A Psychologist's Advice for Dealing With Difficult Patients

A Psychologist's Advice for Dealing With Difficult Patients

Anthony Mariano, PhD, provided guidance for clinicians for tapering patients off opioids.

Treatments Epidural Spinal Injection Safety, Coverage Guidelines by Multisociety Partnership

Epidural Spinal Injection Safety, Coverage Guidelines by Multisociety Partnership

Virtaj Singh, MD, highlights the successes of the Multi-society Pain Work Group (MPW), which resulted in Medicare modifying its approach to coverage.

AAPM 2017 Annual Meeting Pain Center Crisis: How the Healthcare Community Coped

Pain Center Crisis: How the Healthcare Community Coped

Dr Stacey sought to highlight how the healthcare community reacted to and coped in the aftermath of the closing of the Seattle Pain Center, by coming together as a team and mobilizing state resources.

AAPM 2017 Annual Meeting How CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Affect PCPs

How CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Affect PCPs

Dr McCarberg reviewed each component of the guideline and explored how it may benefit or impede a PCP's ability to provide effective pain management.

AAPM 2017 Annual Meeting The Empower Veterans Program

The Empower Veterans Program

The Empower Veterans Program was created by the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center to improve quality of life through active self-care in veterans with chronic pain.

AAPM 2017 Annual Meeting Central Neuropathic Pain Syndromes

Central Neuropathic Pain Syndromes

Differentiating central neuropathic pain from musculoskeletal or peripheral neuropathic pain can be challenging.

AAPM 2017 Annual Meeting Biopsychosocial Treatment for Functional Pain Syndromes

Biopsychosocial Treatment for Functional Pain Syndromes

An individual's pain experience depends on a complex interaction between various biological, environmental, psychological, and societal factors.

AAPM 2017 Annual Meeting Radiofrequency Treatment for Refractory Chronic Joint Pain

Radiofrequency Treatment for Refractory Chronic Joint Pain

Radiofrequency treatment is an effective option for treating refractory chronic knee, hip, and shoulder joint pain.

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