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Improving Pain Management In a Managed Care Setting

Improving Pain Management In a Managed Care Setting

Persistent nonmalignant pain, which affects 50 million Americans, is a major challenge facing American health care. Chronic pain, a primary reason individuals seek medical care, is a significant driver of direct and indirect costs, exceeding $100 billion annually. This supplement identifies opportunities for managed care medical directors to improve clinical and financial outcomes through pain management and presents an innovative quality-improvement initiative.

Highlights:

  • Persistent Nonmalignant Pain: Implications and Opportunities for Managed Care
  • Identifying Suboptimal Management of Persistent Pain From Integrated Claims Data: A Feasibility Study
  • Health Care Costs Associated With Suboptimal Management of Persistent Pain
  • Applying the PAIN Indicators in a Managed Care Setting To Improve Pain Management

Meetings

Medical Devices Summit Boston, MA February 19–20, 2015
3rd Annual Summit to Improve Adherence and Enhance Patient Engagement Philadelphia, PA March 9–10, 2015
Value-Added Solutions for Enhanced Customer Experience Philadelphia, PA March 9, 2015