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Archive >  October, 2004 V, No. 10

7 Keys to Adding Pain Management Services

What you need to know to begin hosting this high-demand specialty at your facility.

Amy Mowles

Why are more and more surgical facilities treating the same patients over and over? Two words. Pain management. One benefit that pain management offers that other specialties lack is the repeat business that comes your way. Most surgeries are single events at your facility, whereas most pain management patients require multiple visits to your facility.

Above all else, pain management depends on a strong referral base and a good payer mix to succeed - even more so than other specialties. But done right, adding pain management can be a great revenue-enhancer. Here are tips on patient selection, reimbursement, equipment strategies and more.

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