Just under 2 days left to comment on @HHSGov Pain Mgmt

From @TheATIPUSA comes this reminder and resource in a Twitter stream – Mar 2019

@HHSGov Pain Mgmt Best Practices Draft Document

Deadline: Monday April 1, 2019

5 pm Eastern
4 pm Central
3 pm Mountain
2 pm Pacific

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/12/31/2018-28403/request-for-public-comments-on-the-pain-management-best-practices-inter-agency-task-force-draft  

@CindySteinberg is the patient representative on the @HHSGov Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Taskforce. This is a previously recorded webinar where she gave advice about how to write effective comments.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7990251450612994561

You may also find it helpful to read this article by RogerChriss from @PainNewsNetwork:

https://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2018/12/31/task-force-releases-draft-report-on-pain-management?rq=HHS

@RhondaPosey from ATIP’s Special Projects Division compiled this list of “AI Terms”. HHS staffers read comments & report to Taskforce.

HHS software will scan for these terms. Using the terms that apply to you ensures your view is represented in the report the software generates. https://twitter.com/TheATIPUSA/status/1111848230533427201/photo/1

I’ve converted the above image to a text list you can view at the end of this post.

Many pts find reading comments that are already posted helpful to get a sense of the direction others took.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/12/31/2018-28403/request-for-public-comments-on-the-pain-management-best-practices-inter-agency-task-force-draft

And a few more practical tips:

Use a word processing program or your email program to write your comment. You can save your work and come back later if needed, will be less likely to “lose” your work, & can take advantage of spell-check, grammar-check & word count (limit: 5000 characters)

Add a folder on your hard drive/cloud drive for your comments posted to the @FedRegister, @NCQA, etc. This will help you write future comments. Refine elements you’re likely to use again like your background as a pt. Once you get it right, no sense in reinventing the wheel.

Don’t copy large exact sections of your own work or any of someone else’s work even if asked to do so by author (this happened w/ CDC Docket).

@FedRegister has software that removes comments w/ same or similar text, plus it’s plagiarism if you fail to quote the author properly.

Now, ladies & gentlemen, get those get those computers ready and on your mark, get set, go!

The race to finish comments before

5pm ET / 4pm CT / 3pm MT / 2pm PT

on Monday April 1st has begun!

Here’s the list of words they will be searching for in the comments:

Psychological Issues
Osteoarthritis
Spinal Stenosis
Drug Hypermobilitv
Spinal Eouina Adhesions
Inflammation
Migraine
Fatigue
Therapy Naive
Endometriosls
Anxiety
Arachnoiditis
Suicide
Death
Accident
Post-operative pain
Surgery
Acupuncture
Fear
Overdose
Condition aggravated
Decreased functionality
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Neuropathic pain
Analgesic therapy
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Withdrawal symptoms
Stenosis
Therapy change
Behavioral Health
Anger
Multiple Sclerosis
Fibromyalgia
Memory Impairment
Drug tolerance
Limiting abilities
Stress
Neuralgia
Mental Health Disorders
Bedridden
Headaches
Malaise
High Impact Iniuries
Crying
Degenerative Diseases
Cognitive Decline
Depression
Feeling abnormal
Arthritis
Parkinson’s Disease
Physiotherapy
Neoplasm Malignant
Incorrect dose administration
Fracture
Disability
legal problems
Nerve injury
Toxic Epidermal Necrosis
Loss 0′ productivity
Intervenebral Disc Dengeration
Hospitalization
Chiropractic
Injection
Sensitivity
Physiotherapy
Neuropathy peripheral
Trigeminai Neuralgia
Elderly
Systemic Lupus Ervlhematosus
Asthenia
Insomnia

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