Integrated Pain Management Programs
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) published a draft systematic review on Integrated Pain Management Programs Pain Management Programs. The review intends to evaluate the effectiveness and harms of integrated pain management programs and describe contextual, process and structural factors that may impact outcomes particularly in the Medicare population. This review will inform Medicare coverage and payment for treatment of acute and chronic pain in support of the Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management Study. Todd Graham Pain Management Study, section 6086 of the SUPPORT Act. AHRQ is accepting comments, directly via the website, through June 21, 2021.
AAPM&R is collecting comments from members for an official Academy response. If you are interested in having your comments included in the official AAPM&R response, please email comments to email@example.com no later than Monday, June 14, 2021.
Cannabis and Other Plant-Based Treatments for Chronic Pain
AHRQ also published a draft systematic review on Living Systematic Review on Cannabis and Other Plant-Based Treatments for Chronic Pain. This review intends to evaluate the evidence on benefits and harms of cannabinoids and similar plant-based substances (e.g., kratom) to treat chronic pain.
The draft review is available for comments until June 15, 2021.