Accountable interventional pain management: a collaboration among practitioners, patients, payers, and government.

@article{Manchikanti2013AccountableIP,
  title={Accountable interventional pain management: a collaboration among practitioners, patients, payers, and government.},
  author={Laxmaiah Manchikanti and Standiford Helm and Vijay Singh and J A Hirsch},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={E635-70}
}
The prevalence, costs, and disability associated with chronic pain continue to escalate. So too, the numerous modalities of treatments applied in managing these patients continue to increase as well. In the period from 2000 to 2011 interventional techniques increased 228%. In addition, analysis of utilization trends and expenditures for spinal interventional techniques alone from 2000 to 2008 illustrated an increase in Medicare fee-for-service expenditures of 240% in terms of dollars spent in… CONTINUE READING

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