Advocacy

Promoting changes in laws, regulations, and other government actions to advance the mission of ASIPP®.

In its relatively short history, ASIPP has accumulated an impressive list of major achievements from its work in our nation's capital and 50 states. These achievements have fostered patient access to pain-relieving techniques and services, while strengthening the specialty of interventional pain management.


ASIPP ADVOCACY

ASIPP had a successful legislative trip in Washington D.C. Sept. 12-13, 2017

At no other time in the history of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians has it been more important to get involved in advocacy efforts. We are finally seeing the potential for change. After struggli..

ASIPP Legislative Trip 2015

A Delegation of ASIPP representatives met with Congressional leaders to discuss issues which are of concern for Interventional Pain Physicians. ASIPP members discussed 'Inappropriate Reimbursement Patterns of Medicar..

Change Your Specialty Designation

Use the CMS Form to Change your Specialty Designation to 09 - Interventional Pain Management We are faced with the need to increase our 09 Interventional Pain Management specialty designation. Currently CMS claims ..

Final Report Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force

Final Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians wants to express their support and gratitude after the r..

Final Voyage of FDA and MPW Epidural Saga: Victory for Practicing Interventional Pain Physicians

On October 5, 2015, the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Health and Human Services, notified the American Society of Interventional Pain Phys..

HR 6138 - ASC Payment Transparency Act of 2018 Passes House

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) and the Society of Interventional Pain Management Surgery Centers (SIPMS) are pleased to announce the successful passage of HR 6138 - ASC Payment Transparenc..

Important News About ASC Reimbursement Cuts

As ASIPP members, we think you should know about a grave consequence of draconian cuts of 16.3% for epidurals, 25% for facet joint injections, 25% for adhesiolysis, and 16% for sacroiliac joint injections at ambulato..

Who is your IPM CAC Representative?

In March 2005, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid mandated that Interventional Pain Management become the 34th medical specialty represented on state Carrier Advisory Committees (CAC), which make local decisions a..