Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions
April 27th – 29th, 2018
Renaissance Westchester Hotel
80 W Red Oak Ln, West Harrison, NY 10604
Meeting Hotel: Renaissance Westchester Hotel, White Plains, NY
Reserve Today! Deeply Discounted Rates End April 5th, 2018
Please be sure to book your hotel sleeping room by calling (914) 694-5400 and mention the NY State Pain Society rate of $159 a night standard room plus tax.
Book early because rates will increase after April 5th, 2018 or at sellout, whichever occurs first.
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…>
Documentation Of Social History For Level 4 & 5 New Patient Encounters
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.
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…>
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.