This article originally appeared on the Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress Blog .
Posted By Katie Duensing, Friday, December 7, 2018
On December 3, 2018, the Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress held a webinar with Dr. Vanila Singh, Chief Medical Officer for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS, and Dr. Shari Ling, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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The purpose of this webinar was to hear an update from Dr. Singh on the HHS Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force and to facilitate discussion with Drs. Singh and Ling around Policy Congress action steps to ensure that our respective and collective efforts are aligned whenever possible in an effort to best improve access to Comprehensive Integrative Pain Management .
If you were unable to attend the live webinar, you may view a recording of the webinar here .
Hosted by the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, in partnership with the Integrative Health Policy Consortium and PAINS Project, the Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress is the only collective of its kind to unite representatives from 75+ organizations and agencies  – including licensed and certified health care professionals, public and private payers, people living with pain, federal agencies, purchasers of health care, researchers, policymakers, and policy experts – to improve access to comprehensive integrative pain management (CIPM) for all.