What is CIPM
Consensus Definition: Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management (CIPM)
The following definition was developed in October 2017 when 75 leaders from more than 50 organizations representing public and private insurers, people with pain, healthcare providers, purchasers of healthcare, government agencies, federal medicine, policy experts and patient/caregiver advocates convened to attend the Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress.
We invite you to read the history behind AACIPM to better understand how this definition came to be – and to highlight the future changes that will undoubtedly occur as this multi-stakeholder collaborative continues to tackle changing the paradigm in pain care today.
Comprehensive, integrative pain management includes biomedical, psychosocial, complementary health, and spiritual care. It is person-centered and focuses on maximizing function and wellness. Care plans are developed through a shared decision-making model that reflects the available evidence regarding optimal clinical practice and the person’s goals and values.
We also invite you to read an opinion piece authored by two of AACIPM’s key stakeholders, an Advisory Committee member and partner in our purchaser education program, that provides more details about why CIPM is so important and what AACIPM is doing.
If your organization would like to support this consensus definition of comprehensive integrative pain management, contact Amy Goldstein.
The following organizations express support of the above definition of Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management: