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The Pain Group and Surgical Tables, Inc. have reached an agreement to provide group pricing to all TPG members. Surgical tables are the backbone of patient surgical procedures in pain management and play a vital role that is often overlooked. Surgical Tables, Inc. produces high quality products and at group rates it’s a win for all members.
About Surgical Tables, Inc.
Providing a flexible solution for the medical & budgetary concerns of all surgical environments.
Designed to support the latest advancements in surgical procedures and imaging techniques, setting the standard for operating efficiency.
Attractive ratio of price to performance frees up space in your investment planning and the rugged engineering features keep your follow up costs low.
Offers fully automated adjustment of all table functions for safe, trauma free positioning of the patient without compromising the health & safety of the medical staff.
Surgical Tables Incorporated (STI) manufactures medical devices that are compliant with the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Code of Federal Regulation 21 Subchapter J Part 1020 Section 30 (CFR21 Subchapter J part 1020.30), the performance standard for ionizing radiation emitting products. Additionally, STI’s products are manufactured according to the Food & Drug Administrations (FDA) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP’s).
Versatility, technology, cost, safety & compliance. For all these reasons and more Surgical Tables Inc. is fast becoming the industry leader in surgical table quality.
Surgical Tables Inc. is a medical manufacturer based in Middleton Massachusetts.
We concentrate on major health care markets with significant growth potential, driven by the demand for better, more cost-effective treatments that offer people an improved quality of care.
STI is dedicated to providing surgeons innovative patient platforms on which to perform cutting edge surgical procedures. As medicine advances towards better patient care, more and more surgeries are using minimally invasive techniques. These minimally invasive techniques require real-time imaging coupled with unobstructed access. The operating room tables currently used today are designed for open operations where real-time imaging is not required. The materials used and overall design impedes real time imaging. Although not insurmountable, the current operating room table designs do pose a “hurdle” for the revolutionary surgeon or interventionalist to get over in order to complete their task.
The operating room table of the future must be designed to meet the requirements of all specialties utilizing minimally invasive techniques while supporting open procedures that continue to exist. At Surgical Tables Incorporated we are dedicated to bridging the gap between today and tomorrow. We see the need for a better solution to the current operating room tables and we are excited to be working on this project. We have named the project the MIS. The MIS will revolutionize the operating rooms of tomorrow. The production units will be similar but have many features we are unable to disclose at this time due to pending patents.
DME has often been shied away from as an incremental revenues stream by many practices, due to the unique complexity and profitability risks this unique and often challenging niche reimbursement structure this business requires.
Premier has recognized this challenge, and developed a market leading turnkey orthotics and DME managed service, designed to provide target specialties the best of both worlds – the benefit of capturing this ancillary revenue, but at same time mitigate the risks and headaches associated with doing it profitably.
In conjunction with The Pain Group GPO, the service has been designed to provide the following benefits to your practice;
- Improve the bottom-line of your pain management practice or surgical center.
- Introduce painlessly incremental ancillary revenue stream for pain practice
- Increase collections rates – Through DME Experts managing complex billing/collections process
- Utilize state of art – DME specific – billing and collections systems & management reporting
- Reduce risk
- Eliminate capital investment and potential inventory losses through risk mitigated fee schedule approach
- Ensure ongoing regulatory compliance through program management oversight
- Optimize profit by allowing your staff to remain focused on core business
- Program set-up and ongoing management is managed by Premier Medical staff, reducing additional non-core work and staff stress
- Removing costly and unproductive ongoing operational required tasks from your staff specific to orthotics/DME processes
- Leverage Pain Management Fee Schedule
- Take advantage of negotiated Pain Management GPO fee schedule to optimize practice profit
Premier has experience working within Pain Management specialties, and over 15+ years of proven custom orthotics & DME clinical expertise. Our clinical staff is made up of licensed Orthotists and nationally recognized board certified Orthotic Fitters to ensure we can effectively advise and support your local team. Premier is accredited by the Joint Commission, the gold standard, to ensure we comply with & provide consistent, properly managed support to you and your extended patient base. Premier has also secured some of the best legal advisors in the industry, to ensure proper program regulatory oversight is administered on your behalf, so you don’t have to.
All of this is done, to provide a high level of quality service to you and your patients, and improved practice profitability, with minimal risk and headaches. The ability to leverage our expertise, buying power, and focused specialized staff – allows us to provide a superior service at attractive rates compared to the actual costs you would incur in attempting to establish a similar service on your own.
The Pain Group has teamed up with CuraScript and Amerinet to provide group pricing to all of its pain management members for corticosteroids, local anesthetics, conscious sedation, and more. Adding a pharmacy component to the membership portfolio is yet another huge benefit for pain management practices who are members of TPG.
CuraScript, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Express Scripts, Inc., one of the nation’s largest Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM’s). As an experienced leader in the specialty pharmacy industry, CuraScript specializes in providing specialty medications and support to individuals with chronic illnesses requiring these complex, high-cost therapies.
CuraScript employs over 2,500 team members and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. In addition to our state-of-the-art dispensing facility in Orlando, we have a network of satellite distribution pharmacies, including a hemophilia center of excellence, and several infusion centers located across the United States.
The Pain Group has contracted with U.S. Compounding, via NeuroTherm, for National, top tier pricing for all pain management members. NeuroTherm is an official distributor for U.S. Compounding, PCAB Accredited™, a trusted source of the highest quality compounded medications for physician clinics, hospitals, and surgery centers throughout the United States. Patient safety and customer satisfaction are shared values of NeuroTherm and U.S. Compounding.
Since 1995, US Compounding has provided the highest quality compounded medications with the latest technology in the compounding world. Our compounds are tested by a DEA and FDA registered lab to ensure sterility and quality. US Compounding specializes in injectables, ophthalmic preparations, bioidentical hormone replacement, and topical compounds for pain. Specialty injections include corticosteroids, preservative free compounds, hormones, and vitamin and amino acid replacement.
The Pain Group offers NeuroTherm to its members expanding the RF generator line available to the group. NeuroTherm is a leading manufacturer of products used in the field of Interventional Pain, including radio frequency generators and related consumables used in the treatment of chronic pain. The company developed the first multi-lesion generator capable of producing multiple level lesions simultaneously. NeuroTherm markets and sells RF products for use in Interventional Pain Management and Podiatry; Podiatrists use radiofrequency to treat pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis & Neuroma.
NeuroTherm is headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts with corporate offices in London and Amsterdam. Additional information about NeuroTherm can be found on at www.neurotherm.com.
The Pain Group (TPG) officially announced the Amerinet Stryker pain contracts to its membership base of well over 100 pain practices. Stryker is an important piece of the TPG portfolio because of the brand popularity among interventional pain management physicians and their catalog spans several key categories important to the TPG members.
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company provides innovative orthopaedic implants as well as state-of-the-art medical and surgical equipment to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. For more information about Stryker, please visit www.stryker.com.
In the member area of The Pain Group Web site, members can now access a short guide on how to leverage the Amerinet relationship, specifically for Bracco’s Isovue product. The guide outlines the steps, value proposition, distributors and more so that members can take advantage of the negotiated pricing between Amerinet and Bracco.
All of the information is located securly in the member area and you must be a member to review all of the information; however, here are the steps involved:
The Pain Group Guide to Leveraging the Amerinet Bracco Contrast Media Contract
- Sign The Pain Group & Amerinet Member Agreements
- Review Bracco – TPG/Amerinet contract summary
- Review pricing, plus preferred distributors and distributor markups found in this document
- Execute the Bracco Letter of Commitment
- Please include all account details
- Include preferred distributor(s)
- Sign and fax back to Bracco
- Review Bracco Isovue Package Insert
- Isovue-M Package Insert.pdf
- Contact Distributor representative and notify them that you are a Pain Group / Amerinet member and that under the TPG/Amerinet contract you have signed a Letter of Commitment with Bracco
As other contracts come on board, members can expect to see similar guides with instructions on how to take advantage of the relationships and agreement that The Pain Group and Amerinet have in place for pain management practices.
Get $44,000 in ARRA / HITECH government stimulus incentives for using certified EHR technology
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Under the stimulus plan, physicians can qualify for $44,000 in Medicare incentives and $ 65,000 in Medicaid incentives, through HITECH if they demonstrate “meaningful use” of an Electronic Health Record starting in 2011.
Since 1998, BalineMD has empowered physicians of all specialties to improve care, increase efficiency and maximize profitability through the successful implementation and utilization of the most sophisticated PM and EHR solutions in the industry. BalineMD partners with OmniMD(TM) as a value added Support organization to provide their award winning EHR and EPM systems while coupling them with BalineMD’s unmatched implementation strategy and superior support. Other services include Revenue Cycle Management for physician billing needs, Document Management solutions, practice level customization and Electronic Data Interchange. BalineMD suite of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Practice Management (PMS) product and services offer unparalleled reliability, ease-of-use, efficiency, and customizability. The comprehensive feature set is customer-driven, innovative and continuously updated to keep pace with rapid changes in healthcare industry. The specialty-specific EHR covers over 35 medical specialties, and is fully customizable to suit individual needs and workflow settings.
BalineMD, is a Branding partner of OmniMD™ (CCHIT Certified company) having 21 years of experience in EHR, Practice Management.
- Over 10000 plus physicians and 50 plus hospitals, nationwide use our certified EHR program
- OmniMD is CCHIT certified, Surescripts certified, covering about 35 different specialties
To find out more information or have a representative show you our product line please register and become a member of our Pain Management Group at MyPainGroup.com.
About The Pain Group:
The Pain Group strives for continuous improvement in savings, new revenue, and technology. Our mission is to build a comprehensive portfolio of market-leading suppliers and manufactures that will enhance top and bottom line performance while increasing operational efficiencies in pain management facilities across the United States.
Point-of-care physician dispensing makes sense for both Physicians and Patients alike. From the convenience of having prescriptions on-site to the extra revenue potential Physicians can generate. The GPO select vendor offers unparalleled medication dispensing services that are above the rest. Widely used by Physicians who specialize or treat Workers’ Compensation and auto accident patients, the TPG vendor offers a comprehensive medication dispensing solution that encompasses all aspects of point-of-care pharmaceuticals.
- No start up costs
- Commitment to Patients and Industry
- Billing and Collection
- Transparency/Monthly reporting of all activity
- Trustworthy/Compliance & Satisfaction