Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reminds providers that September is Pain Awareness Month in the U.S.
CMS is committed to reducing opioid misuse by promoting person-centered care that encourages safe and effective pain management including opioid and non-opioid pain treatments. Medicare Part B helps pay for the following services that may help your patients manage their pain:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Manual manipulation of the spine (when medically necessary)
- Behavioral health services like depression screening
Prescription opioids, including hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, codeine, and fentanyl, can be used to help relieve moderate-to-severe pain.
For More Information:
- Medicare Coverable Services for Integrative and Non-pharmacological Chronic Pain Management: Recently released MLN Matters Article
- Pain Awareness Article for Medicare Patients
- Medicare.Gov Pain Management Webpage
- HHS Pain Management Information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Treatment Options