Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month.  CMS is committed to reducing opioid misuse by promoting person-centered care that encourages safe and effective pain management including opioid and non-opioid pain treatments.  Medicare Part B helps pay for physical therapy, occupational therapy, manual manipulation of the spine (when medically necessary), and behavioral health services like depression screening, that may help your patients manage their pain.  Prescription pain drugs can also be used to help relieve moderate-to-severe pain.  For More Information see:

6/12+ Infection Control Tools

  • In mid-June 2019 a series of presentations on Infection Control, offering free CME/CE credits to physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, will expire.  CDC and Medscape produced them in 2017 with the intention that they’d be valid for two years.  The six presentations include Risk Recognition, Environmental Services, Medical Equipment, Nonsterile Gloves, Hierarchy of Controls, and Injection Safety.  Find them at https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/training/cme-info.html.

4/30 CCCC Webinar on Pain Management

CCCC will present an April 30, 2019 webinar on A Patient Perspective on Opioids for Chronic Pain Management: A Double-Edged Sword for Patients and Their Clinicians. For details and registration see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-a-patient-perspective-on-opioids-for-chronic-pain-management-a-double-edged-sword-for-tickets-57466785703?mc_eid=67e1ad4c31&mc_cid=0a293b1699.