HealthHelp Launches Musculoskeletal Benefit Management Program

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The National Institutes of Health states that four out of five Americans will suffer from disabling back pain in their lifetimes. The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that spending on spine treatments in the United States increased by 65% over a recent eight-year period. Even after treatment for musculoskeletal pain, many patients continue to suffer because certain popular but overused approaches prove ineffective. For example, the failure rate for spine surgeries runs as high as 50% in certain studies. Specialty benefits management provider HealthHelp announced today the launch of a comprehensive solution for improving patient care.

The Musculoskeletal Benefit Management program will help physicians, hospital systems, and health plans better manage three areas of back and joint treatment: spinal surgery, joint replacement, and pain management. The program will use existing HealthHelp infrastructure to provide physicians with the latest medical evidence and peer-to-peer consultation. This collaborative approach will help physicians choose the right treatment, both initially and as the patient progresses, which will improve the quality of life for patients.

“We are pleased to announce the musculoskeletal benefit management solution to address another area of high utilization for health plans. Nearly everyone at some point has back or joint pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation,” explained HealthHelp president and CEO Cherrill Farnsworth. “HealthHelp’s goal is to deliver innovative programs that ensure patients receive the right procedure at the right time to improve patients’ lives.”

The Musculoskeletal Benefit Management solution joins HealthHelp’s existing suite of innovative and successful specialty benefits management programs. To learn more about the program, please contact Elizabeth Ivey at 281-582-1870 or [email protected].

About HealthHelp®

HealthHelp, a leader in specialty benefits management, generates significant savings and return on investment for health care payers by enhancing physician knowledge, improving quality of care, and reducing unnecessary radiation exposure. Each of its programs addresses a different aspect of radiology, cardiology, oncology, emergency medicine, musculoskeletal, and sleep care. The clients of Houston-based HealthHelp administer local, statewide, and national health care plans across the country. For more information about HealthHelp’s programs, visit


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