The burden of spine.....                                  

Spine care is currently characterized by many problems:

  • wide variation in standards of care
  • rapidly increasing costs for diagnosis and treatment                                                                                         
  • rapidly rising disability associated with spine disorders
  • increased use of MRI contrary to guideline recommendations
  • increased use of fusion surgery contrary to guideline recommendations
  • increased use of opiate medications for back pain contrary to guideline recommendations

The health care market is in dire need of a coordinated spine program that brings high value care to meet the triple aim of CMS of 'better care, better outcomes and lower costs'..........Spine Care Partners provides such a program.