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MedSolutions Introduces Spine Surgery Management Program
Date:7/21/2011

management. However, financial incentives and lack of awareness of alternative treatment paths continue to drive inappropriate spinal fusion surgeries," said Gregg Allen, M.D., chief medical officer of MedSolutions. "There also is a trend toward increased complexity and multiple levels of fusion, which doubles the likelihood of complications."

In response to these issues, MedSolutions created its Lumbar Spine Surgery Management Program. The solution offers evidence-based guidelines to determine whether surgery is clinically appropriate. The program also protects members from risks and complications such as infection, bleeding, blood clots, nerve damage and recurring pain that can result in additional procedures, extended recovery times, missed work, opiate use and disabilities.

"By determining whether spinal fusion is necessary and directing patients to the most appropriate physicians and facilities, our program helps improve health outcomes while reducing unnecessary costs by an estimated 20 percent," Dr. Allen said.  

About MedSolutions

Using independently validated savings methodologies, MedSolutions specializes in quality-driven intelligent cost management of medical services for commercial, Medicare and Medicaid payors. The company maintains management contracts for more than 33 million individuals nationwide. Using robust data, predictive intelligence technology and evidence-based clinical expertise, the company's innovative solutions extend beyond Radiology Management to other areas of medical specialty, including Oncology, Cardiac Imaging, Sleep, Ultrasound, Lumbar Spine Surgery, and MedSolutions' groundbreaking Premerus® Diagnostic Accuracy program – the nation's first solution for reducing diagnostic error rates to improve the quality and cost of care. MedSolutions has been recognized for outstanding customer service and effective call center management by the International Customer Management Institute
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