Indian Journal of Pain

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

ISSP coding system uniform nomenclature for interventional pain procedures


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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pankaj N Surange
Hon. Secretary, Indian Society for Study of Pain, Director, IPSC, Dwarka, New Delhi
India




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Surange PN. ISSP coding system uniform nomenclature for interventional pain procedures.Indian J Pain 2019;33:51-53


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 Introduction



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.

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 Category



Joints, bursa, tendons, ligaments, and musclesNervesEpiduralsVertebral augmentationNeurostimulationIntrathecal drug deliveryIntradiscal proceduresEndoscopic/epiduroscopic proceduresPain biologicsOthers.

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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

1Manchikanti L. CPT 2000: Interventional pain management coding in the new millennium. Pain Physician 2000;3:73-85.
2American Medical Association. Current Procedural Terminology, CPT 2019. Chicago: American Medical Association; 2019.