Attendees at the New York and New Jersey Pain Medicine Symposium 2018: Evolving Advanced Pain Therapies, hosted by the NY and NJ Societies of Interventional Pain Physicians (NYSIPP & NJSIPP), November 8-11, 2018, Hyatt Regency Jersey City, NJ will be among the first to learn about the benefits of participating in the newly launched Monogram Integrated Health Services (MIHS). The first-of-its kind management services organization (MSO) and pain management network in the region, including interventional pain, neurology, psychiatry, physical therapy, and addiction medicine, MIHS specializes in the coordination of care for members with complex pain to improve individual quality of life and advance their ability to perform daily activities.
Scott Howell, D.O., MPH &TM, CPE, medical director, MIHS, says, Working collaboratively, we coordinate care among all pain specialties. While addiction medicine clinics focus on abstinence, many members accessing care have pain management issues that are not well addressed. Coordination of care leads to improved pain symptoms, medication adherence and the identification of co-morbid behavioral health diagnoses resulting in a reduction of all-caused, preventable hospital admissions, re-admissions and emergency room visits.
He explains that pain and addiction are two areas currently untouched by value-based contracting in any meaningful way, with MIHS answering an unmet need by applying an integrated, multispecialty response for targeted results.
Through population surveillance and by adhering to rigorous guidelines, we improve the standard approach to pain management: moving from delayed referrals and escalating opioid dosages by primary care to prospective, earlier identification of members requiring pain management or addiction services, says Dr. Howell.
Benefits of provider participation in the MIHS network include:
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- Favorable contracting opportunities with value-based organizations: self-insured employers, ERISA plan sponsors, and leading health plan payers “ regional and national
- Collaboration with colleagues and professionals
- Increased referrals
- Improved patient care and outcomes
About Monogram Integrated Health Services
Monogram Integrated Health Services is a management services organization and pain management network specializing in the coordination of care for members with complex pain. Visit www.monogrammso.com; [email protected]
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