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ASRA Practice Management Resource Center

A Primer on Coding in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management
Kamen Vlassakov, MD, Melanie Donnelly, MD, MPH, and Jeff L. Xu, MD
How Physician Payments Are Determined
Jay S. Grider, DO, PhD, MBA
Understanding Clinical Practice Guidelines and Medical Review
Jay S. Grider, DO, PhD, MBA
Understanding the CPT® Process
Kevin Vorenkamp, MD, FASA
Value Proposition in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine Service
Alexandru Visan, MD, MBA, and Jennifer Noerenberg, MD

External resources

Setting Up an Acute Pain Service
Edward R Mariano
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Strong for Surgery Resources for Patients
Edward R Mariano
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Types of Anesthesia: Infographic from The Joint Commission
Edward R Mariano
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Health policy

How Does MACRA Affect Medicare Payments to Physicians?
MACRA: Frequently Asked Questions
MACRA: New Opportunities For Medicare Providers Through Innovative Payment Systems (Updated)
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Medicare Evaluation and Management (E/M) Code Payment and Documentation Requirements Changes
Medicare Payment for Clinic Visits Furnished in Off-Campus Hospital Provider-Based Departments Reduced to $81 Beginning CY 2019
MIPS Fact Sheet: Chronic Pain
MIPS Fact Sheet: Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain
The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) & Alternative Payment Models (APMs): Delivery System Reform, Medicare Payment Reform, & the MACRA
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Institutional forms and protocols (members-only)

Acute Pain Management Protocols
Health Facts for You, University of Wisconsin
Edward R. Mariano, MD, MAS
Opioid Crisis Synopsis
Brian D Sites, M.D.
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Peripheral Nerve Block Patient-Education Materials from OHSU
Practice Management Resources
Submitted by Edward Mariano, MD