ARGUS Advantage Series:
ARGUS Claim Review - a division of Cypress Benefit Administrators - guards against costly healthcare billing errors, issues with medical claims processing and other claim system deficiencies. Learn more about how this industry-leading system works via this series of occasional articles.
Pain Management Cautionary Steps to Check for Medical Necessity and Avoid Overutilization/Abuse
As previously discussed in Cypress Solution eNews, Argus Claim Review has targeted pain management injections as an area of concern of overutilization and abuse. A recent article from businessweek.com describes the possible tragic outcomes of these injections.
While what happened to the patients in this article are certainly the exception and not the norm given the increasing amount of injections performed each year, the fact remains that, as with any medical procedure, there can be an inherent risk to them. There are steps you can take to potentially minimize the risks if you are to undergo these types of procedures... Read More <back to top>