December 7, 2021
Lower back pain is among the top 10 reasons for occupational absenteeism, placing a strong economic incentive for preventing and treating this prolific symptom. Opiate use has been a traditional standard of care, but its failure to address the underlying cause of disease coupled with a global rise of addiction, has caused payers to look for alternative solutions.
First State Spine offers patients orthobiologic spine treatments, including platelet rich plasma “PRP” and bone marrow derived stem cells. These novel procedures are currently out of pocket, but First State Spine is using their Circle to monitor patients’ post-operative outcomes over time, including reduction in pain, opiate usage, and return to work. Bonnie O’Connor, PA-C, who oversees the evidence-based initiative, has tried other patient follow-up systems, but says this about Circles:
"Circles has allowed our facility to customize surveys in addition to incorporating the standard outcome measures for Orthobiologic patients. The process is streamlined for staff, patients and reporting. Customer service has been responsive and helpful from start to finish.”
First State Spine intends to use their Circle data to generate real-world evidence demonstrating long-term treatment and cost-efficacy, helping future patients to receive reimbursement.
To learn more about First State Spine or its Circle, contact us today.
March 28, 2023
Statistical Significance and Clinical Relevance are two important concepts in the field of medicine, and particularly in clinical research. Being a bit more specific, statistical significance refers to the likelihood that a result is not due to chance.
March 17, 2023
Real-world evidence (RWE) is valuable not only for regulatory compliance, clinical decision-making and tracking adverse events. It can also drive patient engagement, profitability and professional advancement.
January 27, 2023
In this newsletter, we summarize the work of leading physicians as they develop clinical decision support for common musculoskeletal pathologies. Through the quality improvement and pragmatic studies embedded in their Circles, those clinicians are generating sustained financial and professional value for themselves, and improving patient care, with minimum burden. Moreover, their Circles are often supported by industry.