Is Telehealth Appropriate for Pain Management?

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at approximately 250 patients who were being treated for various chronic pain conditions by their primary care physician (PCP).  The results indicated that patients receiving telehealth monitoring, when compared to normal care, were twice as likely to report 30% less pain after 12 months.  The researchers involved …

Three Billing Challenges for Pain Management

Getting paid for pain management procedures can be a frustrating, sometimes overwhelming process that can take as much as six months thanks to ever-changing restrictions and regulations. Sometimes a claim can be denied because payers deem it “not medically necessary” or “experimental” in nature. Of course, the opioid epidemic brought with it more concerns about overprescribing pain medications and resulted …