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Six Practical Steps That May Improve Billing Efficiency

Setting up efficient software and consistent billing practices are key steps to help establish a smooth process for provider reimbursements. However, billing isn't only about getting the data right; there…
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How Value-Based Care is Changing Reimbursement

Healthcare is in the process of a major shift in how patient care will be delivered, and how it will be reimbursed. The old fee-for-service (FFS) model, in which providers…
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Strategies to Keep your Patients from Forming a Deadly Addiction to Opioids after Surgery

Did you know the chances of opioid dependence can begin within just three days of initial opioid use? Even a one-day opioid prescription poses a 6 percent risk of long-term…
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Primary Care Physicians May Be Chronic Pain Patients’ First Resource

Primary Care Physicians May Be Chronic Pain Patients' First Resource The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines chronic pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated…
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Besides Addiction, Opioids Have Lots of Negative Side Effects

BESIDES ADDICTION, OPIOIDS HAVE LOTS OF NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS According to the Mayo Clinic, an estimated 5 to 8 million Americans use opioids for chronic pain. That’s a lot of…
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The Value of Shared Decision-Making in the Management of Chronic Pain

The Value of Shared Decision-Making in the Management of Chronic Pain The management of chronic pain often relies heavily on physician-directed treatment decisions, rather than shared decision-making and patient participation.…
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It’s a matter of days

EVERY DAY YOUR PATIENT TAKES OPIOIDS their risk of forming a deadly addiction increases Dependency can begin within 3 days of opioid use1 You have the power to defuse the…
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Pain Management in the Surgical Setting

Pain Management in the Surgical Setting Are You Lighting the Fuse of Opioid Addiction? Dependency can begin within 3 DAYS of opioid use.1 ON-Q* is indicated to significantly reduce opioids…
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Postoperative Opioid Addiction

Postoperative Opioid Addiction It's a Matter of Days It can happen in a matter of days.1 We know that the overprescribing of opioids int he post-surgical setting has contributed to…
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How Setting Appropriate Expectations May Play a Role in Patient Outcomes

Patient expectations can be a difficult concept to quantify -- but setting appropriate expectations plays an important role in patient outcomes, especially overall patient satisfaction with their surgical experience. However,…
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Why Such a Big Gap in Osteoarthritis Knee Treatment?

Managing OA knee pain can be a challenge with today's limited treatment algorithm, as injections and medications only provide short-term relief. The Guide to New OA Knee Pain Management Solutions explores a…
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Why Look for Alternative Treatment for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

The average candidate for treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee is 55 years old.1 Comparatively, those suffering from the pain of osteoarthritis of the hip are, on average, older than…
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