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
@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.
You may also find it helpful to read this article by RogerChriss from @PainNewsNetwork:
@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.
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:
Spinal Eouina Adhesions
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Mental Health Disorders
High Impact Iniuries
Incorrect dose administration
Toxic Epidermal Necrosis
Loss 0′ productivity
Intervenebral Disc Dengeration
Systemic Lupus Ervlhematosus