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Rutland Herald Reports Blue Cross & Blue Shield Award to UVM Medical Center’s Comprehensive Pain Program

March 23, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson

(MARCH 23, 2023) The Partners Aligned in Transformative Healing (PATH) program at UVM Medical Center’s Comprehensive Pain Program has been awarded the 2023 Blue Cross Provider Innovation Award, according to the Rutland Herald.

(left to right): Robert Althoff, M.D., Ph.D.; CPP Founding Medical Director Jon Porter, M.D.; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Chief Medical Officer Tom Weigel, M.D., M.B.A.; Joshua Plavin, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.; Thomas Peterson, M.D.

(MARCH 23, 2023) Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont announced the Partners Aligned in Transformative Healing (PATH) program at UVM Medical Center’s Comprehensive Pain Program has been awarded the 2023 Blue Cross Provider Innovation Award, the Rutland Herald reported. PATH is an outpatient program that supports patients with chronic pain. Through a partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, the program is supported by bundled payments that allow members to access an array of services to address chronic pain for a fixed price to the hospital and limited personal expense for the patient. Jon Porter, M.D., assistant professor of family medicine and director of UVM’s Osher Center for Integrative Health, is the founding medical director of the Comprehensive Pain Program.

This news also was covered in the Times Argus.

Read full story at Rutland Herald

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