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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 51-53

ISSP coding system uniform nomenclature for interventional pain procedures


Hon. Secretary, Indian Society for Study of Pain, Director, IPSC, Dwarka, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication7-Aug-2019

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pankaj N Surange
Hon. Secretary, Indian Society for Study of Pain, Director, IPSC, Dwarka, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijpn.ijpn_50_19

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Surange PN. ISSP coding system uniform nomenclature for interventional pain procedures. Indian J Pain 2019;33:51-3

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Surange PN. ISSP coding system uniform nomenclature for interventional pain procedures. Indian J Pain [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 18];33:51-3. Available from: http://www.indianjpain.org/text.asp?2019/33/2/51/264082


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The vision statement of Indian society for the study of pain is “Working together for pain relief.” Keeping that in mind, ISSP has formed various special interest groups (SIGs) to formulate the guideline and protocols to bring the uniformity in the pain practice throughout India. SIG coordinators have been appointed, and the members of ISSP are joining the groups voluntarily. One such group is looking after the documents.

Minimally invasive pain and spine interventions coding system is developed, primarily as a unique system to bring uniformity in the terminologies used for interventional pain procedures and provide a uniform language applicable to medical education, research, and processing of insurance claims.[1] Codes are given to interventional pain procedures which are approved as per international guidelines[2] and evidence except those with negative recommendations.

We do hope that more and more pain physicians will adopt these protocols, and ISSP will be able to achieve its goal to bring the uniformity throughout India soon.




  Category Top


  1. Joints, bursa, tendons, ligaments, and muscles
  2. Nerves
  3. Epidurals
  4. Vertebral augmentation
  5. Neurostimulation
  6. Intrathecal drug delivery
  7. Intradiscal procedures
  8. Endoscopic/epiduroscopic procedures
  9. Pain biologics
  10. Others.




















Note: When any new percutaneous and minimally invasive procedure will evolve to deal with chronic pain and spine conditions, the list will be updated.

Acknowledgment

ISSP acknowledges the contribution of SIG Chairman Dr. Gautam Das and the members of the committee of SIG. Dr. Rajeev Harshe; Vice Chairman and members of SIG group on coding system for Interventional Pain procedure; Dr. Anurag Agarwal, Dr. Gaurav Goyal, Dr. Pavan Kumar Bichal, Dr. Manish Raj, Dr. Nazir Ahmad, Dr. Sweta Salgaonkar, Dr. Rohit Lahori, Dr. Ashish Chakrborty.

 
  References Top

1.
Manchikanti L. CPT 2000: Interventional pain management coding in the new millennium. Pain Physician 2000;3:73-85.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.
American Medical Association. Current Procedural Terminology, CPT 2019. Chicago: American Medical Association; 2019.  Back to cited text no. 2
    




 

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