Why should hospitals focus on pain?

More Americans suffer from pain than diabetes, coronary heart disease and cancer combined.

Despite the need, hospitals often lack an efficient system for pain management. As a result, the current system is often more harmful than helpful–to the individual and the community.

The current system can’t handle the need.

In the current system of pain management, patients are confused about where to receive appropriate pain management services.

Lack of an organized pain management treatment program leads to:

  • frustrated primary care physicians,
  • inappropriate medication management,
  • pain patients seeking care in the emergency department,
  • patients confused about which specialist to see for their care,
  • patients lost from the hospital system,
  • and an overall lack of care coordination.

We have a solution.

In our model, patients are referred by their primary care physician to the hospital-based pain management center. After being examined and diagnosed by a board-certified, fellowship-trained pain specialist, patients proceed with a balanced treatment program. The PMG model moves patients through a coordinated care path and channels patients to the appropriate resources driving downstream revenue back to hospital.

Our partners are talking.

“As an internal medicine physician with a large practice, I learned just how complex pain issues could be. Now, as a hospital administrator, I am also learning the value of a good pain management program in increasing patient satisfaction and driving revenues.”

- William Kose, MD, Chief Quality Officer, Blanchard Valley Health System
“I’m convinced that in addition to increasing revenue, Pain Management Group has also increased patient satisfaction at Bluffton Hospital. The pain specialists stay with the patients until they are able to return to work and a normal life. The patients have a better quality of life, and our hospital gets much of the credit.”

- Bill Watkins, CAO, Blanchard Valley Medical Practices
“We started our pain program with Pain Management Group back in 2009 as a way to provide our patients the highest quality pain management care without leaving the community. After checking references and results, we chose to work with PMG to develop the Fisher-Titus Pain Management Center. The efficiency of Pain Management Group’s operational model delivers strong top- and bottom-line results, while consistently delivering high patient satisfaction scores.”

- Patrick J. Martin, FACHE, Past President, Fisher-Titus Medical Center

Join us.

Our experienced team of healthcare professionals
and former hospital leaders are ready to take you
through the steps to establish and operate a
comprehensive and balanced pain management
center based in your community hospital.

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