The Chronic Pain Preconference addresses frequent changes related to payment and regulatory issues regarding chronic pain. This preconference is designed to update pain anesthesiologists on different critical issues.
At the conclusion of Preconference 4: Chronic Pain, participants should be able to:
Implement strategies for responsible drug management in pain practice.
Recommend clinical pathways for comprehensive treatment of back pain.
Evaluate guidelines that reflect current regulatory requirements.
Demonstrate compliance with federal requirements for billing and coding practices.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Agenda - Friday, January 24, 2014
6:30 - 7:00 a.m.
7:00 - 7:15 a.m.
Welcome, Introduction and Announcements John H. Stephenson, M.D.
7:15 - 8:00 a.m.
Pain Medicine e-Prescribing, EMR, EHR and Meaningful Use Rafael V. Miguel, M.D.
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
Opioid Rx: Alleviate Your Practice's Compliance Risks Vicki Myckowiak, J.D.
8:45 - 9:00 a.m.
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Preparing for Accountable Care: Understanding the Costs in Caring for Patients with Back Pain Christopher J. Gilligan, M.D., M.B.A.
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Developing a Viable Pain Practice Based on Quality, Efficiency and Economic Sustainability David A. Provenzano, M.D.
10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Questions and Answers
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch in Exhibit Hall
12:30 - 1:20 p.m.
Pain Medicine Coding and Payment: 2014 Sharon K. Merrick, M.S. CCS-P
1:20 - 2:10 p.m.
Pain Medicine Regulatory Update: 2014 Lisa Pearlstein, J.D.
2:10 - 3:00 p.m.
Enforcement Alert: Legal Actions Against Pain Practices and Providers Vicki Myckowiak, J.D.
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Break in Exhibit Hall
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
You may only attend one Practice Management Preconference. Moving between Preconferences will not be allowed.
About ASA: The American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient. Since its founding in 1905, the Society's achievements have made it an important voice in American Medicine and the foremost advocate for all patients who require anesthesia or relief from pain.