The New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians is the New Jersey branch of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. The mission of our Society is to educate physicians in the development of safe, cost effective, high quality interventional pain management techniques and safe office practices, to advocate for and facilitate legislation which will promote access to high quality care for New Jersey citizens, and to educate the public, state and other health officials, insurance companies and allied health personal on what treatments are available to alleviate pain and eliminate the problems associated with it.
Education and research.
Discounts and member-only events.
Missed the most recent meeting of NJSIPP? Dr. Steve Aydin updated members on the new Medicare facet rules. Dr. Bimal Patel shared new treatment options for SI Joint Pain. For a review of the information provided please click on the link below.
Hello Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We hope this letter finds you well and in good health. As we look forward to emerging out of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, there are some recent developments in our specialty that warrants attention. On June 10, 2021, CMS announced new LCD proposal for epidural steroid procedures in pain management. Various societies including our parent ASIPP organization sent in open comment letters on our behalf advocating for our patients and our specialty. Although the open comment period ended on July 24, 2021, you can find the links for the proposed LCD, ASIPP fact sheet, and response letter.
Epidural Procedures for Pain Management
ASIPP Fact Sheet - Local Coverage Determination in all Jurisdictions
ASIPP - The Voice of Interventional Pain Management
Unfortunately, this proposal is followed by further uncertainties. On July 19, 2021, CMS announced potential 6% cuts to HOPD/ASC and 9.75% cuts to physician fee schedule unless congress takes action. These cuts will be detrimental to both our patients and our specialty. ASIPP will be leading the way in defending against these cuts. These efforts require both time and financial support. If you have not contributed, this is an excellent opportunity to renew your membership and support our PAC.
On a positive note, NJSIPP society will be reconvening our regional meeting this September. This will offer our members the opportunity to reconnect after the quarantine and rejuvenate our passion for interventional pain management. This will be a warmup to the long-awaited combined NY/NJSIPP meeting in November.
NJSIPP members get $100 discount for the NY/NJSIPP meeting.
New York and New Jersey Pain Management Symposium
Sean Li, MD
Andrew Kaufman, MD
NJSIPP Executive Director