Various Courses of Action for Spinal Care
By Admin | March 09, 2016
When it comes to back pain, a patient can expect four different courses of action if he sees four different physicians.
In order to provide optimal patient care and keep healthcare costs lower rather than higher, the goal is to move towards more standardized care. This could potentially lead to more robotic surgeries, biologic solutions to slow down disc degeneration, and protocols based on studies and advanced analytics.
Creating new best practices that physicians nationwide will follow could also help payment. With standardized care, payers won’t be as apt to discover loopholes to deny payment for spine surgery.
To read more about the evolving methods of spinal care and its impact, read “Tackling Variation in Spine: Why are There so Many Ways to Treat the Same Patient” on Becker’s Spine Review.