Donate to the TPS Advocacy Initiatives Fund – Support your Patients and your Practice!
TPS Advocacy Initiatives Fund
The Tennessee Pain Society is Advocating for your Patients and your Practice and we request your support. Our membership is comprised of the majority of pain physicians and practitioners in this state and we have an active calendar for 2018 to be sure our voice is heard in the State Capitol and at the State level.
We are at a critical time. We are one voice and we must be the solution – the leaders – in the fight against the Opioid Crisis.
Our patients, neighbors, and family are facing a chronic pain management epidemic and we need to be sure that they have access to quality, multi-disciplinary, multi-modal, individualized pain care.
Whatever your level of support, it is much appreciated.
Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines…
TENNESSEE CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR OUTPATIENT MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC NON-MALIGNANT PAIN
The purpose of these guidelines is to define appropriate treatment of chronic pain, a common and often serious condition. We want to foster timely and appropriate treatment for pain, which improves both the ability to function and quality of life. These guidelines are intended to be used to support clinicians in their treatment of patients with chronic pain with particular reference to the prescribing of opioid medications. We want to avoid addiction and adverse outcomes. Optimal treatment of chronic pain, defined as pain lasting longer than 90 days, is an interdisciplinary process that includes many interventions which do not always involve opioid pain medications. <read more>…
NETWORKING, EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP
Resources For Clinicians And Practitioners
The Tennessee Pain Society is pleased to partner with PainEDU to provide several interactive downloadable pain management and assessment tools including:
- SOAPP: Screener and Opioid Assessment for Pain Patients
- COMM: Current Opioid Misuse Measure
- Brief Pain Inventory
- Neuropathic Pain Scale
- FICA Spiritual History Tool
For a complete list of tools, visit:
SAMPLE Patient – Prescriber Opioid Medication for Non‐Cancer Pain Agreement
Documentation Of Social History For Level 4 & 5 New Patient Encounters
CPT has updated the documentation requirements for the “Social History” portion of the Consult/Visit codes for new patients. This change is mandatory for all dictations which represent a comprehensive history (required to bill either Level 4 or Level 5 new patient encounters); because this change originates with CPT it will be mandatory for all insurance carriers. Previously the requirements for “Social History” were:
“An age appropriate review of past and current activities that includes significant information about:
- Marital status and/or living arrangements
- Current employment
- Occupational history
- Use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco
- Level of education
- Sexual history
- Other relevant social factors”
The bulleted list has now been expanded to also include:
- Military history
Therefore, if the patient is of an age where past/current military service might be possible, it should be questioned and documented as you dictate. If that patient did not serve in the military that should also be documented as part of the history.
To advance the art and science of pain medicine by promoting and maintaining the highest standards of professional practice through education and research; by aiding and encouraging the education of medical students, residents, fellows, practicing physicians, and other health care providers in pain management and by obtaining and publishing scientific information in pain medicine and management.