Innovation & Progress in Person-Centered Pain Management
May 13-14, 2020
The Alliance to Advance Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management’s (AACIPM) virtual symposium, Innovation & Progress in Person-Centered Pain Management, was held on May 13-14, 2020. This two-day symposium includes a careful sampling of the nation’s leading examples of innovation and progress which support advancing a cultural shift to evidence-informed, whole-person-oriented pain management featuring multi-disciplinary, team-based approaches.
Some highlights include:
- The Whole Health Approach for Pain: Outcome Data from Veteran Health Administration Flagship Facilities
- A Partnership between BC/BS of Vermont and Univ. of VT Medical Center – The Comprehensive Pain Program
- Reflections from The Boeing Company, United Health Group, and an Insurance Reform Expert Living with Chronic Pain – Value-Based Care and Policy Changes
- Reflections about Recent Determination from Medicare to Cover Acupuncture and Impact on Future Determinations from Perspectives of CMS, Duke, The Hartford and Monmouth University
- Reality Check about Accessing Person-Centered Pain Care From People with Pain
- Reflections from Leadership at West Virginia’s Largest Health System – A Transition from Interventional to Integrative Pain Management to Address Public Health Needs
- Patient Engagement: Changing the Conversation from What’s the Matter with You to What Matters to You?
- Overarching Innovation & Challenges in Care Delivery During COVID-19 – Implications for Policy, Practice, Research and Education
- A State of the Union re: HHS Inter-Agency Pain Management Best Practices Task Force Report
- Interactive Discussion about the Current State of Evidence, Clinical Practice Examples, and Core Competencies that Impact Person-Centered Pain Management Delivery
All sessions will be recorded and available afterwards along with the captured Q&A.
Symposium Purpose—A Call to Action
This symposium will highlight the current landscape of pain management along with practical examples of innovation in caring for people with pain, including in response to COVID-19. Many stakeholders are involved as advisors and presenters for this symposium. The ultimate goal is to coalesce around development of a Repository of Resources (e.g., clinical practice examples, core competencies, evidence-based studies, alternative payment models, metrics/tools, outcome data) to support stakeholders looking for practical information to change their policies and practices for a whole-person oriented approach to pain management.
How is the Pain Policy Congress Work Connected to this Symposium?
This Symposium is a modified version of what was to take place during the in-person Pain Policy Congress to be held in Kansas City on the same days. AACIPM is a multi-stakeholder collaborative with a history of uniting stakeholders around shared priorities to advance a person-centered, coordinated approach to pain management that is affordable, sustainable, informed by evidence, and connected to quality outcomes.
The first Pain Policy Congress in San Diego in October 2017 united 75 people from 55 organizations and developed a consensus definition of CIPM.
The second Pain Policy Congress united 95 leaders from 75 organizations in November 2018 in Boston. Leaders discussed and illuminated the complexities in caring for people with pain, the differences in approach from all stakeholder perspectives, and the need to coalesce around a common body of research, metrics and standards of care.
The third Pain Policy Congress will still take place in-person during 2020 or 2021 – details around rescheduling this meeting are in process. Information and action coming out of the symposium will inform the agenda for the next in-person meeting.
We thank our generous sponsors for their matching contributions to support this paradigm shift to advance comprehensive integrative pain management.
Paradigm Shifter – $10000
Leader – $2500
Expert – $1000
Collaborator – $500
American Physical Therapy Association
The American Physical Therapy Association is raising public awareness about the opioid epidemic through its award-winning #ChoosePT campaign located at ChoosePT.com.
National Association of Social Workers
NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers. NASW works to enhance the professional growth of its members, create and maintain professional standards, and advance sound social policies. Across health settings, social workers are important members of interprofessional care delivery teams that help patients with complex needs navigate medical and social supports.
Contributor – $250
Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health
The Collaborative enhances health by cultivating partnerships and advancing interprofessional education and collaborative practice, and envisions a patient-centered healthcare system accessible to all populations.
American Holistic Nurses Association
AHNA is the specialty nursing professional association for registered nurses focused on the mind, body and spiritual health of the whole person.
National Patient Advocate Foundation
NPAF represents the voices of millions of patients and families coping with chronic and serious diseases nationwide. We influence public policies that put people at the heart of health care.
The Pain Community
An active, safe and informed community engaging patients, caregivers, healthcare providers and researchers by promoting CIPM education, wellness information and advocacy for quality pain care.
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