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
- 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.
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