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Congressional Caucus on Integrative Health and Wellness Now In Place

Bi-partisan team of Colorado Reps. Jarde Polis and Mike Coffman creates unique platform for Congress to consider current best practices and research on integrative clinical and cost outcomes to shape policy and legislation. Click on the headline to read the press release.

37 State AGs tell insurance industry non-opioid pain treatment options are essential

The Attorneys General of 37 states have co-signed a letter to the private insurance company trade association AHIP, asking for coverage to ensure care providers can deliver non-drug, non-opioid treatment for pain management. IHPC strongly endorses in this Press Release. Click the headline above.

Non-Pharma Approaches to Pain & Wellbeing

MOVING BEYOND MEDICATIONS

A new campaign from IHPC and partners that recommends non-pharmacological approaches as first-line pain treatment. The Pocket Guide for primary care physicians and their patients shows the new therapeutic order.

Future of CMS Innovation Center? Make it Integrative

IHPC response to CMS RFI on CMMI: evidence on quality and cost effectiveness that aligns strongly with CMS' own Triple Aim goals for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and reducing the costs of care.

 



Recent News

National Strategy for Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management Gaining Momentum at 2nd Annual Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress

    The Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC) again partnered for the 2nd invitation-only Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress, in Boston, on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Sixteen IHPC Partner for Health (PFH) members attended. The Congress was facilitated by the Academy of Integrative Pain Management in partnership with IHPC and Pain Action Alliance to Implemen

Special Report: Life in Rural America and the Opioid Crisis

This survey, Life in Rural America, conducted for National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, shows that rural Americans identify drug addiction or abuse (including opioids) and economic concerns as the two biggest problems facing their local communities. This summary infographic of the report paints an alarming

Integrative Providers & Solutions Advanced in New Federal Law

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, the President signed into law: H.R. 6, the “Substance Use–Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act” or the “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act,” which addresses the opioid crisis by reducing access to and the supply of opioids and by expanding access to prevention, treatment, and recov

The Traditional Chinese Medical View of Pain

Having an undergrad in Aerospace Engineering was probably not the best preparation for acupuncture training.  I was taught there were universal “laws” that could be communicated through equations (F=MA, E=Mc2…), and the cosmos operates predictably within those parameters.  And then I was introduced to the concept of “Qi” (pronounced “chee”) that can’t exactly be measured, quant