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Pain Solutions Achieves ‘Better Performer’ Status

2/7/2013

The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Performance and Practices of Successful Medical Groups: 2012 Report Based on 2011 Data identified Pain Solutions as a “Better Performer” because of superior operational performance compared with similar medical group practices nationwide.

Notably, Pain Solutions is the only Pain Management Practice in the Northeast to be recognized by the Medical Group Management Association as a Better Performer in the area of Patient Satisfaction. Pain Solutions has been recognized often by the physician community for its leadership in treating chronic pain management.

“Given the large membership base of medical groups representing nearly 280,000 physicians, this recognition by MGMA sets a very high standard. Pain Solutions will continue to make patients come first and these national measures reinforce our trust in the quality and integrity Pain Solutions brings to our community everyday,” stated Tom Clairmont, President/CEO of LRGHealthcare.

“We bring the highest level of quality and integrity to each of our locations and take pride in being able to bring this recognized level of Patient Satisfaction to the community,” said Praveen K. Suchdev, MD, one of the founders of Pain Solutions. Dr. Suchdev added, “My colleagues and our staff work hard everyday to earn the trust and confidence of our patients and this recognition by MGMA reinforces our commitment to continue to bring the best possible care to our patients.”

James Mirazita, MD, Medical Director at Pain Solutions emphasized that, “one of the keys to our success with patients is working closely with the entire medical community and keeping all those clinically involved in the patient’s care informed as to status and treatments.” “We are committed to coordinating care and avoiding duplication wherever possible as this most often yields a better result for the patient both from a cost and quality perspective,” stated Dr. Mirazita.

In addition, Pain Solutions was designated a Better Performer in the area of accounts receivable management, a key area to enhancing Patient Satisfaction. Pain Solutions takes pride in the integrity it brings to the claims payment system and works closely with patients and insurance companies to navigate the complex payment and coverage system in today’s medical care environment.

The MGMA report, a benchmarking standard among medical groups for more than a decade, was produced using data from respondents to the MGMA Cost Survey: 2012 Report Based on 2011 Data as well as data from a questionnaire that assessed management behaviors, practices and procedures of better performers. The report profiles medical practices that have demonstrated success in key practice areas.

About Pain Solutions
Serving patients from the entire State of New Hampshire and much of Northern Massachusetts, Pain Solutions is committed to offering patients access to the full spectrum of modern pain care treatments including the most up-to-date interventional techniques and advanced medical management of chronic pain. Pain Solutions core philosophy is dedicated to helping patients find relief from chronic pain and carefully tailors treatment and rehabilitation plans to help patient regain their sense of physical and emotional well-being. All clinicians are Board Certified in their respective specialties and interventional procedures are only performed by physicians who have completed advanced Fellowship training is a program certified by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.

About MGMA-ACMPE
MGMA-ACMPE is the premier association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices. In 2011, members of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), and its standard-setting body, the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) voted to merge to form a new association. Since 1926, the association has delivered networking, professional education and resources, political advocacy and certification for medical practice professionals. The association represents 22,500 members who lead 13,600 organizations nationwide in which some 280,000 physicians provide more than 40 percent of the healthcare services delivered in the United States.

MGMA-ACMPE’s mission is to continually improve the performance of medical group practice professionals and the organizations they represent, helping medical practices provide efficient, safe, patient-focused and affordable care. MGMA-ACMPE is headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and maintains a government affairs office in Washington, D.C. Please visit mgma.com.

About LRGHealthcare
LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare is committed to providing quality, compassionate care and to strengthening the well-being of our community.