Published DateGILFORD — 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 every day," 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 every day 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