Preconference Courses

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday, January 17

Building a Neuromodulation Practice: Brain to Pain, Approvals, Financials & Cases

This event provides a comprehensive presentation of the current billing and coding environment delivered by leading experts in the field of neuromodulation. The course will highlight the importance of clinical documentation and appropriate coding, while also discussing the impact of changes in federal programs on payment. Focusing on implantable therapies there will be discussions on emerging therapies, intrathecal pump management, and pump refills as well as other salient issues in neuromodulation. The role of advocacy at the state and federal level to preserve reimbursement also will be discussed.

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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 17

Simplifying IT Therapy: A Solution to the Opioid Crisis

IT Therapy is a mature therapy that is currently indicated for chronic pain and severe spasticity. This course will provide novice practitioners of this therapy a framework to introduce IT therapy into their clinical practice.

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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday, January 17

Leadership Course

This course is meant for residents, fellows, and new attending physicians in both academics and private practice to fill the void often left by medical training in leadership skills and management. We have a number of nationally renowned speakers to serve as faculty and functional neurosurgeons/anesthesia pain physicians who are passionate about leadership. At the end of the course, you will be more comfortable advocating for yourself and your team and have a game plan for the year moving forward.

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Faculty subject to change.