The AAPM 2020 educational program will be available in fall 2019. In the meantime browse 2019 meeting sessions and speakers to get a sense of the premier pain education offered during the AAPM Annual Meeting & Preconferences. Access recordings of past meeting sessions on demand.

Advanced Procedures for Pain Practice: Patient Selection, Performance, Documentation and Billing: Pain Medicine Trainees Special Session (400)

7–8:30 am Sunday, March 10

This session is designed specifically for pain medicine physicians in training and will offer an opportunity for students, residents, and fellows to develop both clinical and practice management pain medicine knowledge and skills.

Even highly experienced practitioners struggle to balance clinical effectiveness and efficiency with the fast-paced rate of therapeutic and technological advancements in the constantly evolving field of pain medicine.

This 90-minute seminar will help prepare trainees for the next steps in their career as they work to establish a clinical practice while constantly continuing their education and training on complex procedures and techniques.

A speaker panel comprised of both current pain fellows and well-established practicing pain physicians will review case studies that highlight complex patient care and advanced percutaneous procedures and related coding and billing practices.

Discussions about indications, risks, and benefits of a variety of treatments will offer attendees the chance to walk away from this session with tangible, immediately applicable understanding of patient selection and patient safety, as well as documentation and billing tips to facilitate the necessary insurance authorizations.

All interested AAPM35 attendees are welcome to attend this session, especially medical students, residents, fellows, and pain fellowship program directors.

Ultrasound Injections (Large, medium, and small joints) and Tendon (Injection and TENEX)

Mark Bicket, MD

Regenerative Medicine (PRP and Stem Cells)

Jason Friedrich, MD


Sagar Parikh, MD

Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty, and Tumor Ablation Systems

Sayed Wahezi, MD

Percutaneous Image Guided Lumbar Decompression (MILD and Superion Vertiflex)

Sayed Wahezi, MD

This is a non-CME session.