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Spine Care Recognition Program

Recognition for demonstrating high levels of Spine Care

Low back pain has a wide range of potential treatments, from simple self-care to costly (and often ineffective) surgery. To encourage more effective treatment and management, BTE worked with spine care experts to develop measures to assess and reward superior clinician performance.

To earn Recognition, clinicians must meet benchmarks around such measures as:

  • Recommendations for appropriate physical activity
  • Avoidance of unnecessary imaging
  • Appropriate use of epidural injections and surgical procedures
  • Patient education
  • Shared decision-making with the patient about surgery and alternatives to surgery.

Those who do will improve overall patient health and well being, while reducing the risk of potentially avoidable complications.

Note: This program is only available through NCQA

Choose Your Path to Recognition