September is Pain Awareness Month

Categories: Community Engagement and Education.

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.

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