Rhode Island Medicaid
Integrated Chronic Pain Program: Summary of Results
Advanced Medicine Integration, December 2016
AMI of Rhode Island managed its Integrated Chronic Pain Program for the state’s Medicaid program from 2012-2015. This clinical program was organized for plan beneficiaries dealing with the most difficult and complex conditions that were also most costly. The plan paid for the use of integrative therapies not usually covered by Medicaid, including acupuncture and massage and extended case management. Results were released by AMI in December of 2016 showing significant impact in clinical outcomes, reduction in utilization and overall costs of care. Every $1 spent on complementary and integrative services (including management fees) resulted in $2.41 of medical expense savings.
DOWNLOAD: RI Medicaid Pilot Summary
Stopping the Pain — Community Stories, May 2015: United Healthcare RI
Solving the Problem of Pain — Community Stories, Dec. 2015: United Healthcare RI