The burden of spine.....
Spine care is currently characterized by many problems:
- wide variation in standards of care
- rapidly increasing costs for diagnosis and treatment
- rapidly rising disability associated with spine disorders
- increased use of MRI contrary to guideline recommendations
- increased use of fusion surgery contrary to guideline recommendations
- increased use of opiate medications for back pain contrary to guideline recommendations
The health care market is in dire need of a coordinated spine program that brings high value care to meet the triple aim of CMS of 'better care, better outcomes and lower costs'..........Spine Care Partners provides such a program.