Spine pain represents a major source of unnecessary disability and tremendous costs. It is the most common industrial injury in the United States, involving 80% of Americans at some point in their lives and 31% at any given point in time.
Due to inappropriate and potentially harmful incentives of traditional fee for service payment, the use of spine surgery and/or epidural injections for people with spine pain caused the cost to skyrocket with poor functional and clinical outcomes . A recently published study of 23,918 visits showed that over the ten year study period, narcotic use increased by 50%, MRI’s increased by 56% and referrals to specialists such as surgeons increased by 105% without any significant improvement in outcomes.
MODUS brings an evidence based approach to the evaluation and treatment of spinal pain front and center. Our treatment and payment model provide accountability and empower high quality providers to give compassionate care based on scientific evidence. Modus creates a partnership between payers and providers and incentivizes doctors for making patient centered choices based upon the latest scientific information to achieve optimum cost effective clinical outcomes.