Pearls of Multidisciplinary Treatment of Chronic Pain the Veteran’s Health Administration, Medicaid, and Adolescent Populations (314)

4:45–5:45 pm Saturday, April 28

This session provides pearls in the multidisciplinary treatment of chronic pain in three distinct populations. The Veterans Health Administration (V/A) presentation discusses the challenges of effectively and efficiently coordinating care between pain specialty and primary care teams, sharing lessons learned from the VA’s team-based pain care model at all levels, posting potential solutions informed by best practices for the community. The Medicaid presentation describes how an innovative data driven transformative culture can become a catalyst for significant improvements in patient care while reducing healthcare costs. The Adolescent presentation discusses the biopsychosocialspiritual impact that chronic pain has on adolescents, presenting case-based scenarios.

Team Care Everywhere: Translational Lessons from the VA’s Stepped Care Model for Pain

Friedhelm Sandbrink, MD

Lessons Learned from Clinical and Insurer Perspectives in Treating the Medicaid Population

Tobias Moeller Bertram, MD PhD

A Snippet into the Life of Adolescent Chronic Pain

Melissa Geraghty, PsyD

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe essential elements of the Stepped Care Model of Pain to deliver interdisciplinary pain care that is patient-centered and efficient.
  • Review at least two strategies to coordinate care between Pain specialty and Primary Care in a Stepped Care Model of Pain.
  • Describe how interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary programs can significantly improve patient care for Medicaid population while being cost-effective for insurance plans.
  • Explain the key components that compose how adolescents in chronic pain are impacted on a biological level, psychological level, social level, and spiritual level.
  • Communicate how and why adolescents should be clinically treated differently than adult and pediatric populations.
  • Identify a baseline to clinically conceptualize adolescents in chronic pain on a biopsychosocialspiritual level.
Faculty:

Friedhelm Sandbrink, MD

Tobias Moeller Bertram, MD PhD

Melissa Geraghty, PsyD

Moderator:

Friedhelm Sandbrink, MD