Chronic Pain Management: Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Program Development is the most comprehensive textbook to date on the multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain management. Written by an illustrious group of contributors, this volume serves as a must-have armamentarium of guidelines for the development of a successful pain management program within the context of current medical and insurance reimbursement climates. Backed by the American Academy of Pain Management, the book enables readers to understand the benefits of multidisciplinary chronic pain management and helps them apply these techniques to their clinic for effective, consistent, and financially viable patient care.
An essential how-to manual for anyone in the field, the book:
Emphasizes multidisciplinary chronic pain management as an alternative to surgery, chronic opioid therapy, and interventional approaches
Contains best practices for the maintenance of a high-quality cost-effective chronic pain management center
Discusses suggestions to enhance cooperation between the numerous groups involved in the care of chronic pain patients
Offers strategies for clinician-insurer collaboration resulting in clinically-effective, cost-efficient treatment
Describes how to achieve accreditation, and how to develop policies and procedures
Helps insurance industry and government agencies recognize the importance of the multidisciplinary approach to pain management