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1st Edition

Chronic Pain Management
Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Program Development

ISBN 9781420045123
Published July 26, 2007 by CRC Press
298 Pages

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Book Description

Chronic Pain Management: Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Program Development is the most comprehensive textbook to date on the multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain management.  Written by an illustrious group of contributors, this volume serves as a must-have armamentarium of guidelines for the development of a successful pain management program within the context of current medical and insurance reimbursement climates.  Backed by the American Academy of Pain Management, the book enables readers to understand the benefits of multidisciplinary chronic pain management and helps them apply these techniques to their clinic for effective, consistent, and financially viable patient care.

An essential how-to manual for anyone in the field, the book:

  • Emphasizes multidisciplinary chronic pain management as an alternative to surgery, chronic opioid therapy, and interventional approaches

  • Contains best practices for the maintenance of a high-quality cost-effective chronic pain management center

  • Discusses suggestions to enhance cooperation between the numerous groups involved in the care of chronic pain patients

  • Offers strategies for clinician-insurer collaboration resulting in clinically-effective, cost-efficient treatment

  • Describes how to achieve accreditation, and how to develop policies and procedures

  • Helps insurance industry and government agencies recognize the importance of the multidisciplinary approach to pain management

Table of Contents

History and Theory of Multidisciplinary Pain Management. Research on the Efficacy and Cost-Efficiency of Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management:  Recognizing an Evidence-Based Approach. Problems Associated With “Carving Out” Services from Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management:  Impact on Efficacy. Approaches to Psychological Assessment Prior to Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Treatment. Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management as an Alternative to Chronic Opioid Therapy. Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management as an Alterative to Surgery. Interventional Chronic Pain Management:  The Benefit of a Multidisciplinary Approach. The Potential Role of CAM within the Context of Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management. Issues of Special Populations Receiving Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management Services. Developing a Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management Program: Nuts and Bolts. Development of Policies and Procedures:  Assurance of Consistent Chronic Pain Management Practice. Chronic Pain Management Program Accreditation:  Providing Standards for Excellence. Outcomes Measurement in Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management:  Data Collection as a Means of Quality Improvement. Chronic Pain Management in the Era of Managed Care. Strategies for Obtaining Reimbursement for Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management. Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management:  A Patient’s Experience

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MICHAEL E. SCHATMAN is a Consulting Clinical Psychologist, Bellevue, Washington, a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Pain Society, and the American Society of Pain Educators. Dr. Schatman serves on the editorial advisory board of Practical Pain Management, and is on the Board of Directors of the Western Pain Society. He was the editor of Ethical Issues and Chronic Pain Management (Informa Healthcare, 2007), and is the author of numerous published articles, textbook chapters, and nationally-presented papers on various aspects of pain management practice. Dr. Schatman received his B.A. from Columbia University, New York, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of North Texas, Denton. ALEXANDRA CAMPBELL is Director of Pain Program Accreditation and Outcomes Measurement American Academy of Pain Management, Sonora, California. A member of the American Pain Society, the International Association for the Study of Pain, and the California Psychological Association, she is the author or editor of numerous book chapters, articles, and abstracts on pain. Dr. Campbell received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, trained in clinical pain research at the NIH, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral medicine and pain management at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.