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08/04/20156 Changes to Rule 170 Effective

§170.1, Purpose The Amendments to §170.1, concerning Purpose, clarify the requirements related to a physician's treatment of pain. Throughout the section, amendments modify language so that the provisions are more clearly delineated as minimum requirements that a physician must do in every case when treating pain. Terms such as "policy" and "guideline(s)" have been changed to read as "rule(s)" and "minimum requirements", and the term "should" has been changed in certain cases to "must." §170.2, Definitions The Amendments to

§170.2, concerning Definitions, delete definitions for "improper pain treatment" and "non-therapeutic" found in paragraphs (8) and (9) respectively, as such terms are encompassed in the concept of the standard of care that will be determined and applied by the board in reviewing a physician's treatment of pain. Other amendments reflect renumbering to account for the deleted provisions.

§170.3, Guidelines The Amendments to §170.3, concerning Guidelines, change the title of the section to "Minimum Requirements for the Treatment of Pain." The amendments further clarify the requirements related to a physician's treatment of pain. Throughout the section, amendments modify language so that the provisions are more clearly delineated as minimum requirements that a physician must do in every case when treating pain. Terms such as "policy" and "guideline(s)" have been changed to read as "rule(s)" and "minimum requirements", and the term "should" has been changed to "must."

Rule 195 Pain Clinic Registration

 Pain Clinic Registration and Rules


 

 09/02/2015 Prescription Fraud:  Texas Pain Society has received reports that there are forged CII prescriptions being filled. Please be on alert for this happening to you. You can always check your OWN prescribing history on the Texas Prescription Access program. https://www.texaspatx.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fdefault.aspx

09/04/2015 **UPDATE** The Texas State Board of Pharmacy recommends two actions for reporting forged prescriptions. ONE: File a report with the Texas Pharmacy Association so that they can send an alert to their members to be on the look out for false scripts. You can fill out the report online at: http://www.texaspharmacy.org/?page=RxFraudReport 

TWO: File an official complaint with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy online at:  https://www.pharmacy.texas.gov/consumer/complaintForm.asp


 

            

Division of Workers’ Compensation Releases an Educational Video for the Transition to ICD-10 Code Sets

AUSTIN, TX — The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) reminds all Texas workers’ compensation system participants that beginning October 1, 2015, the system will follow federal regulations and transition to the use of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification and Procedure Coding System, (ICD-10). The DWC has created a new training video on the transition from current ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets available to system participants. 


 


08/21/2015 Extended Renewal

Notice to all Controlled Substances Registration Registrants:
Senate Bill 195 (84th Legislative Session), eliminates the requirement for a practitioner to have a
Controlled Substances Registration with the state of Texas, effective Sept. 1, 2016. To implement
this change, all active/current Controlled Substances Registrations (CSR) will automatically be
renewed on Aug. 20, 2015, and will expire on Aug. 31, 2016. New certificates will not be mailed
with automatic renewals. CSR’s may be verified by visiting the CSR Search & Verification System.

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Prescription Access Texas II (PATII)

https://www.texaspatx.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fdefault.aspx