Instruction at the Fort Lauderdale Training
Empire's Pain Management courses have remained one of our most sought after training programs amongst our physician attendees. We have expanded this 2-day Hands- On Cadaver training program
to (3) days to include additional procedures and topics commonly requested by our physician attendees. You will also have ample time to visit exhibitor booths to learn about valuable new
products available for a pain management practice.
Empire Medical Training graduates are also eligible to become Board Certified in Pain Management through the American Academy of Procedural Medicine (A.A.O.P.M.).
For more information, speak with an Empire representative today
During our training programs we spend quite a bit of time teaching you the "Pearls" of Pain Management.
Learning to perfect your techniques in Pain Management requires more then just a thorough understanding of how to perform these techniques. These "Pearls" are the result of years of experience in Pain Management and providing this information to you is an
intricate part of The Pain Management Show Training Programs.
The Pain Management Show is our most comprehensive Pain Management training program covering topics such as Spinal Injections, specifically cervical, thoracic, and lumbar facet
joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, epidural injections, lateral foraminal, caudal, and traditional, arthrocentesis, large joint injections, small joint injections, many of the specialty
injections, trigger point injections, the use of Botox for pain management, and many others. The course is very complete providing a thorough explanation on how to perform each
technique along with patient selection, evaluation, and the use of diagnostic testing to properly diagnose the associated pathology.
Where imaging is involved, the course is thorough to provide specific training on the use of Fluoroscopy and other imaging modalities such as ultrasound and nerve testing. In
addition to lecture, hands on training will be provided using custom models specifically designed for learning interventional techniques and human cadavers from the local medical school and/or the
university hospital. You will receive hands on training on all injection procedure as well as a on Fluoroscopy and other instrumentation needed in Pain Management.
Course didactics include the proper documentation of medical necessity and coding criteria. Although Pain Management and the associated interventional techniques are still generously reimbursed by
Medicare and most insurance companies it is of the utmost importance to follow correct medical necessity and documentation which is essential for correct reimbursement. We urge
every physician to become familiar with their local Medicare Review Policy (LCD). Additional lectures will be provided specifically discussing these topics. The Pain Management Show is typically
offered several times throughout the year, normally starting on Friday and ending on Sunday. Related courses in Pain Management, such as the Advanced Pain Management training, PRP, and others are offered around the same time as the Pain
Management Show, please check local listings for additional scheduling information.
Here are some of the topics and procedures covered over the (3) days of pain management training course:
Fluoroscopy Training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
You will learn to perform a comprehensive cervical and lumbar examination. In order to develop an accurate treatment plan, your Diagnosis must be well formulated using modern day technology as well
as by performing a comprehensive History and Physical Exam.
Physical Exam Modalities
Hormone Therapy for treatment of chronic narcotic usage
Learn to properly diagnose and treat patients with testosterone deficiency (andropause)
Learn Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Our pain management seminars provide training for physicians in the latest pain management injections techniques. Pain management continues to rank among the highest paying sub
specialty services. Our usual physician attendees are specialists in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, General Surgery and other Primary Care Physicians.
The lead instructor for our pain management courses is Earn Romane, MD who is specialized in Pain Management.
Dr. Romane enjoys teaching and has encouraged primary care physicians to learn these new pain management injection procedures. Medical students have said that Dr Romane has made
learning procedures easy for them because of his patience and exceptional teaching skills. Dr. Romane is joined by additional Empire Faculty of Specialists during the clinical, hands on portion of
C-Arm Fluoroscopy Training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
This pain management program has been expanded from the original, to include not only the Blind or palpatory technique for performing many of these procedures, but now you will receive extensive
training in Fluoroscopically Guided Injection techniques. This is a very comprehensive, detailed Hands On pain management training. After the initial didactic-lecture portion of
the program, physicians will receive extensive hands on training. This is accomplished using Human Cadavers and/or Custom Fabricated Proprietary Injection Models, used specifically for learning
Facet and Spinal Injections. Empire Medical Training has provided this training for the past 11 years and is one of the most recognized training programs for learning injection procedures.
Our instructors are top pain management physicians with extensive, day to day experience in Pain Management Injections. Advanced, Preceptorship training with an
instructor can also be arranged after completing the initial workshop.
Image guidance is typically an integral part of performing spinal injections. In addition to the precision added when using Image Guidance, there is an increase in reimbursement as
well. This will be presented during the coding and reimbursement portion of the program. Although these procedures are generously reimbursed by most insurance companies, it is of the utmost
importance that physicians adhere to strict medical necessity and adhere to their local insurance carrier and Medicare guidelines in order to prevent incorrect coding and over utilization.
Dr. Earn Romane, MD- Pain Management Specialist
The pain management seminar begins with didactic material covering the specific principles of the various medical procedures then, later in the day, physicians will receive hands-on training to
gain proficiency in the various injection procedures.
You will learn specifically how to perform the Palpatory Method, as well as learn to perform the various injections using the latest Fluoroscopic techniques. This includes working
on volunteer patients, injection models or cadavers from the local medical school.
Physicians will learn specific methods to ensure the appropriate reimbursement for these high paying procedures, as well as learn the business principles to successfully integrate these new
services into their practice. You will learn to access local Medicare policies for your geographic area. We urge attendees to follow their local Medicare and insurance carrier's guidelines.
In addition to CME Credits, a Certificate Of Achievement is presented upon successful completion and demonstration of the various injection procedures.
AAOPM Exam Information
Your instructor is very detailed oriented and always allows questions and answers throughout the lectures to make sure you are following along in the course study. Exam questions are announced during the morning lectures to help prepare you for your Board Certification (if you are pursuing your Board Certification with the American Academy of Procedural Medicine, A.A.O.P.M.)
Pain Management Training Objectives
Upon Completion of this program, the physician should be able to:
C-Arm Fluoroscopy Training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Expand current practice to include the sub specialty services of pain management. Attract new and existing patients using proven business and marketing methods.
Perform all the injection procedures described above correctly and confidently
Demonstrate needle placement techniques on volunteer patients, injection models or during the cadaveric hands-on laboratory setting. Demonstrate techniques under image guidance.
Evaluate the patient with chronic lumbosacral pain and develop a treatment plan using injection techniques.
Evaluate the patient with pain in a large joint and develop a treatment plan using injection therapy.
Thoroughly understand how to use Botox for a variety of painful conditions.
Evaluate the patient for testosterone therapy or related treatments for patients with low testosterone secondary to chronic narcotic usage.
Submit claims for each procedure to the carriers following specific guidelines and protocols.
Know the specific supplies and solutions needed, with the appropriate dosages and where to order them.
Employ methods to ensure the appropriate and consistent reimbursement for each high paying procedure.
Properly code each procedure adhering to strict medical necessity and patient selection criteria.
Utilize specific methods for compliance to help ensure correct procedure and help prevent over-utilization of services.
Dr. Romane with Dr. Shaun & Dr. Sha giving their testimonial about the Pain Management Training.
Dr. Cosentino and Dr. Romane at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NYC.
We want you to be successful
These training courses are designed to help you fully understand AND become comfortable performing the new procedure, after leaving the event.
In addition to the confidence you will gain performing each new procedure; you will also receive business training so you’ll have the tools to become financially successful with each new service.
This business training is also available prior to, or subsequent to the event by viewing an Empire Webinar Presentation on how to develop successful cash based practice. (Using your computer and telephone). Many of these techniques have been used by Empire’s local medical practice as well as the hundreds of physician practices we have helped become successful over the past 11 years. View our Business Training Webinar Schedule for upcoming dates.
Ongoing Support And Education
We believe that all health care practitioners who remain current with the newest technologies whether it be through new medicines or methods will be able to offer services to patients with the highest of standards. Your training and education should not end when you leave an Empire Medical Training classroom. As a leader in providing education and certification, and as part of our commitment to your success, graduates of all Empire Medical Training programs receive ongoing support through instructional videos which are sent to you each week by email. These are professionally taped and edited videos with a large focus on learning the "Pearls" in medicine. We have many of these videos available on our resources section listed above, and, the complete series is sent to all Empire graduates each week. If you would like to get a head start on learning to implement a new procedure, just let us know! We will include you in our instructional video series.
Our Pledge to You
We promise to do our very best at providing the highest quality training for you. We also understand that everyone learns at a different rate, and although our goal is to make you as proficient as possible, we cannot guarantee you will become an expert, automatically, just by attending. That would not be a fair promise to you. We do, however, guarantee that our training will be the best you will receive and if you feel that you need more training after attending our event, we will arrange this training, either by allowing you to repeat a course or by arranging for you to receive one-on-one training with a private instructor, at no cost to you. That's right, one-on-one training at our expense! We are committed to your success.
The American Academy of Procedural Medicine provides certification pathways for Physicians, MDs and Dos, and well as Doctors of Chiropractic, Doctors of Dentistry, Doctors of Podiatric Medicine, Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. Learn more
Empire offers certification for Physicians and Dentists (MD, DO, DDS, DMD) of all specialties, as well as Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. Learn more
Enrollment in a program seminar does not guarantee that a physician is sufficiently trained to perform a procedure. The physician will receive a certificate of achievement but this does not imply,
nor is it intended to indicate any type of certification to perform a procedure. Individual training is available with certain program topics.
Coding & Billing Disclaimer
EMT provides information and general guidelines on coding and billing for various medical procedures.
These are only general guidelines and the Attendee is directed to review and follow their Local Medicare or other insurance carriers coding/billing guidelines/policies. EMT is a seminar company for
CME and accepts no liability for coding or billing errors made by the attendee.