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