Advancement of Pain Practice: Understanding Administrative, Healthcare Policy and Economic Factors

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Friday, January 18

Recently, significant changes occurred in the healthcare system that affect patient access and healthcare delivery. Specifically, for neuromodulation healthcare policy changes have affected the integration of this technology into medical care plans. This session will discuss current healthcare changes and methods to navigate the current healthcare environment to continue to provide access to advanced technologies.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the current healthcare environment and its influence on the introduction of advanced technologies.
  • Classify site of service differentials for providing pain care.
  • Analyze methods to incorporate laboratory testing into your pain practice.
  • Explain survival strategies for the independent or small group pain practitioner.

Economic Factors for Interventional Pain Medicine in an Academic or Large Organizational Setting: Tips to Succeed

Michael S. Leong, MD

Survival Strategies for the Independent or Small Group Pain Practitioner

B. Todd Sitzman, MD MPH

Barriers to the Use of Advanced Technologies: Group Purchasing Organizations and Coverage Policies

Mehul J. Desai, MD, MPH

Ethical and Effective Incorporation of Laboratory Testing

Damean W. Freas, DO

Faculty subject to change.