May 2023 Webinar Best Practices in Pain Care
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion/Department of Health and Human Services
Provider Reimbursement Updates
Summary of the 2022 Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain
One article represents the formal CDC comments about the new draft guidelines; the other reflects on the harm of under treatment of serious pain.
Article summarizing what has and has not changed in the proposed versus the original 2016 guideline
MassPI advocates for legislation to remove non-opioid barriers to pain management.
New scientific information is providing insights into the causes of chronic pain and giving hope for future new treatments.
Governor Charlie Baker recognizes pain as a major public health problem and declares September Pain Awareness Month.
Mary Jane Estrada-Lyder, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, received the 2021 Exceptional Advanced Practice Clinician and Mentor Award
The CDC’s focus on prescription opioids has left synthetic fentanyl and other drugs to expand sign
The American Medical Association released a 17-page letter providing comment addressing the CDC opioid guideline update.
Only 1.3% of overdose deaths in Massachusetts from 2013-2015 were correlated with a current opioid prescription
Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine clarifies its guidance for prescribing opioids.
FDA addresses danger of abruptly ending opioids and clarifies its position for providers
CMS changed Hospital Satisfaction Survey pain management questions from whether pain was "controlled" to whether pain was "discussed"
A new survey by the Boston Globe shows physicians are reluctant to prescribe opioids even if the medicines are beneficial to patients. Go to http://bit.ly/2iv5VxQ to read the article
Pain News Network Guest Columnist John Burke, past president of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators and current president of the International Health Facility Diversion Association discusses treatment, abuse and diversion.