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[FREE] Mandatory Prescriber Education

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June 20th, 2017 | SUNY Global Center | New York, NY

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Stay up to date with The New York State Pain Society’s networking events and opportunities throughout the entire year. Enroll now!

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Leadership

Are you having Issues with Workers Compensation Carriers and Access to Patient Care?  Please email Robin Hoyle so that she may include this information on a report to the WCB.

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[FREE] Mandatory Prescriber Education Course

June 20st, 2017

SUNY Global Center
116 East 55th Street | New York, NY 10022

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*You can attend live or simulcast online from your home or office!

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center | Interventional Cancer Symposium | ICPS 2017

September 8th – 9th, 2017

Zuckerman Research Center
417 East 68th Street | New York, NY 10065

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Abstracts

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the Interventional Cancer Pain Symposium. Abstracts for the poster session will be selected on the basis of their scientific merit and content quality. The deadline for submission is August 1st, 2017.

* Early Registration Ends July 8th, 2017!

NYPS IS WORKING WITH COLLEAGUES ACROSS SUBSPECIALTIES AT UPCOMING MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS.

In Recent News, DEA Says “No” To Reclassification Of Marijuana.

“As a medical physician, to say that there’s absolutely no medical benefit is unfounded,” Dr. Stephen Dahmer, Chief Medical Officer for Vireo Health of New York, <read more…>

New York – MANDATORY Prescriber CME Education for all providers with a DEA License.

Prescribers licensed under Title Eight of the Education Law in New York to treat humans and who have a DEA registration number to prescribe controlled substances, as well as medical residents who prescribe controlled substances under a facility DEA registration number, must complete at least three (3) hours of course work or training in pain management, palliative care, and addiction. The course work or training must be completed by July 1st, 2017, and once every three years thereafter, pursuant to Public Health Law (PHL) §3309-a(3). <read more…>

Download the [NEW] CDC Guidelines App

CDC’s new Opioid Guideline App is designed to help providers apply the recommendations of CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain into clinical practice by putting the entire guideline, tools, and resources in the palm of their hand. Managing chronic pain is complex, but accessing prescribing guidance has never been easier. <Get The App…>

New York Medical Treatment Guidelines | Effective December 15, 2014

Below are the latest editions of the New York Medical Treatment Guidelines, which are effective for dates of treatment on or after December 15, 2014. Each of the guidelines is available FREE in PDF format for download and printing <read more…>

CPT has updated the documentation requirements for the “Social History” portion of the Consult/Visit codes for new patients.  This change is mandatory for all dictations which represent a comprehensive history (required to bill either Level 4 or Level 5 new patient encounters); because this change originates with CPT it will be mandatory for all insurance carriers.  Previously the requirements for “Social History” were:

 “An age appropriate review of past and current activities that includes significant information about:

  • Marital status and/or living arrangements
  • Current employment
  • Occupational history
  • Use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco
  • Level of education
  • Sexual history
  • Other relevant social factors”

The bulleted list has now been expanded to also include:

  • Military history

Therefore, if the patient is of an age where past/current military service might be possible, it should be questioned and documented as you dictate.  If that patient did not serve in the military that should also be documented as part of the history.

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MISSION STATEMENT

To advance the art and science of pain medicine by promoting and maintaining the highest standards of professional practice through education and research; by aiding and encouraging the education of medical students, residents, fellows, practicing physicians, and other health care providers in pain management and by obtaining and publishing scientific information in pain medicine and management.