Earlier this month, the New York Times reported on a concerning trend – unnecessary atherectomies are putting patients at an increased risk of amputation. The procedure, used to treat peripheral artery disease, deploys metal blades to remove plaque from artery walls. Its use has nearly doubled in Medicare patients over the last decade, and a significant portion of this volume has shifted to outpatient settings, namely vascular clinics.
TurningPoint Healthcare Solutions, a leader in clinical and technology-enabled condition management, is pleased to announce its recent reaccreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for Utilization Management (UM). Receiving NCQA accreditation for our Utilization Management Program is a testament to TurningPoint’s unwavering dedication to better healthcare outcomes for our clients and their members. This accreditation validates our commitments to evidence-based medicine, provider enablement, and patient-centered care.
For people living with persistent pain, some days the pain is mild and other days it’s severe. To prevent getting caught in the boom-and-bust cycle, we teach our Digital Joint and Spine members how to do activities on good and bad days using a tool called pacing.