American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians
The American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ABIPP) is a Specialty Board providing Board Certification in Interventional Pain Management and Competency Certification in Controlled Substance Management, Competency Certification in Coding, Compliance, and Practice Management and Competency Certification in Fluoroscopic Interpretation and Radiological Safety.
The eligibility requirements and examination materials for ABIPP certification programs have been developed based on substantial review and analysis of the current state of medical and scientific knowledge of the treatment of pain, as reflected in the medical literature.
Interventional pain management is the discipline of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of pain related disorders principally with the application of interventional techniques in managing sub acute, chronic, persistent, and intractable pain, independently or in conjunction with other modalities of treatment.
NATIONAL UNIFORM CLAIM COMMITTEE (NUCC), 2002
Interventional pain management techniques are minimally invasive procedures including, percutaneous precision needle placement, with placement of drugs in targeted areas or ablation of targeted nerves; and some surgical techniques such as laser or endoscopic diskectomy, intrathecal infusion pumps and spinal cord stimulators, for the diagnosis and management of chronic, persistent, or intractable pain
MEDICARE PAYMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION (MEDPAC), 2001
The ABIPP Board of Directors, with the assistance and advice of the professionals in relevant fields, has developed certification programs that recognize accepted levels of knowledge and expertise in the profession, with the goal of improved patient care.