Friday, February 28 (23)

4:45 PM–5:45 PM

How to Get Your Research Published (213)

This recurring symposium is designed to assist new or young researchers in understanding the process of formalizing and executing publishable ideas and concepts and goes through the step-by-step process of preparing, writing, and submitting this work for publication.

Nuts and Bolts of Preparing a Publishable Idea

Norman Harden

Pragmatic Hints for Publication Strategy

W. Michael Hooten

Publishing FAQs

Rachel Safer

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the research process a propos developing projects that will ultimately be publishable.
  • Review the basic and common rules of publication.
  • Review the basic editorial process, using pain medicine as an example.

Pain Medicine Practice Management: Knowledge for Practice Efficiency, Growth, Economic Viability, and Compliance (215)

In this practical session participants will learn about highly relevant ongoing changes in the practice of pain medicine with regards to practice mergers, compliance and regulatory issues. Topics discussed will also include how to enhance practice operational performance through benchmarking and continuous quality improvement.

Updates on Coding and Compliance

Kevin Vorenkamp

Methods to Achieve Economically Viable, High-Quality Pain Programs

David Provenzano

Enhancing Practice Efficiency Using Process, Technology, and People

Kayode Williams

Developing Novel Academic Coordinated Care Pain Programs

Marie Hanna

Learning Objectives:

  • Review pain medicine coding changes and discuss existing errors in coding compliance.
  • Define integrated care networks and evaluate the role of physician-owned practices in the drive toward integrated health delivery care.
  • Review key metrics to benchmark practice and how to detect inefficiencies in workflow and methods to improve clinical flow.
2:45 PM–3:45 PM

Addressing Controversies Around Epidural Steroid Injections (212)

This session will explore the evidence for opioid sparing, improved function, and surgery prevention from treatment by epidural steroid injection (ESI) and explore other controversies around ESI.

Session Introduction

Samer Narouze

Evidence for Opioid Sparing, Improved Function, and Surgery Prevention

Dermot Maher

Transforaminal vs. Interlaminar Epidural Injection: When to Perform, When to Inject

David Kennedy

Should Anticoagulants Be Held Before ESI?

Susan Moeschler

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the literature regarding ESI outcomes: opioid sparing, improved function, and surgery prevention.
  • Develop a plan for when to perform TF vs. IL ESI and how to integrate it into a multimodal plan of care.
  • Assess the pros and cons of using nonparticulate vs. particulate steroids, and recognize the impact of managing anticoagulants with ESI.
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