Well… this is just a mess but someone posted an article from human rights group on this topic and the article was informative. Also, I found thru the article to go to the board in your state and look for board certified pain specialist rather than pain mgt clinic. Which I found only 3 within a 75 mile radius of my home and to my surprise my mother's pain dr. Was not on the list. I had no idea there was a difference. Would you like to know why I am having to do this? Since current pain Dr. Does not like the outcome he is receiving from backing my mom off her meds and I can only imagine it doesn't meet cdc guidelines he sent her a certified letter stating he would no longer treat her and he would refer her to another clinic. (I think not.) And primary dr. Of 20+ years has dropped her via certified letter as well because his letter said she was rude to a staff member. Well Maybe she was but Mayne she was not, we have been calling for 2 months trying to get help only to be ignored because she is not meeting the 6 month goal set by them. Saw a Neuro surgeon in the meantime said no more procedures would benefit mom she is a typical facial neuralgia and needs to be managed with meds. In addition, found new PCP, and have appt with new pain specialist Thursday. I pray this helps because we found out ahe has small benign tumor right frontal lobe, and these 2 fellas don't like my response to the lack of professionalism and their inability to Dr my mom. I am mortified and when I get my mom back situated and her health seen about which is first and foremost, these 2 crackerjacks are going to be reported at Best. Anyone else out there having issues such as this? Sad state and my parents have 3 different medical insurances. So it's not a Medicaid issue.