The New Definition(s) of Pain: Update on Pain Taxonomies, HCAHPS Metrics, and Diagnostic Systems (307)

2:15–3:15 pm Saturday, April 28

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Recently, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, FDA, and American Pain Society and have developed new approaches towards establishing a formal taxonomy of acute and chronic pain conditions. This session reviews existing and proposed systems for categorizing pain conditions, including those with related mandates by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The New Taxonomies of Pain: AAPT, AAAPT, HCAHPS, and ICD11

Patrick J. Tighe, MD MS

How to Change the Discussion: Principles of Formulation and Validation of Diagnostic Criteria

Stephen Bruehl, PhD

From Publication to Practice: Clinical Impact of Updated Taxonomic Structures in Sickle Cell Disease Pain

Carlton Dampier, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the rationale, development, and implementation of new taxonomies for acute and chronic pain.
  • Review key requirements for the validation and utility of pain classification systems.
  • Review multidimensional considerations of acute and chronic sickle cell pain management.