WholeHealth Living Inc (formerly known as WholeHealth Networks Inc) a Tivity Health company, has secured an agreement with Vori Health, an award-winning, nationwide innovative medical practice focused on whole-person musculoskeletal care, to power a revolutionary and comprehensive pain management solution.

More than half of the U.S. population, ages 18 and over, reports having a musculoskeletal condition, with at least 33% of people requiring or seeking medical care. Low back and neck pain account for the highest amount of health care spending, with an estimated $134.5 billion in annual costs, of which 33.7% is paid by Medicare and Medicaid.

To address these growing problems, the collaborative pain management solution will provide the millions of Americans suffering from muscle and joint pain with both convenient access to appropriate, world-class medical care as well as a full-suite of preventive and rehabilitative services.

“The current musculoskeletal patient pathway is often costly and ineffective, and these challenges are compounded by inflation and rising healthcare costs,” said Richard Ashworth, president and CEO, Tivity Health. “We expect this industry-leading pain care solution to drive down inappropriate opiate utilization, surgery, imaging, ER steerage, injections, and total costs of care. Our ultimate goal is to help members reach their goals, reduce their pain, and return to a life they love without unnecessary procedures or costs.”

According to the World Health Organization, musculoskeletal conditions significantly limit mobility and dexterity, leading to early retirement from work, lower levels of well-being and reduced ability to participate in society.

“When we created Vori Health, we wanted to revolutionize musculoskeletal care by surrounding a patient with a dedicated team who puts the patient first,” said Ryan Grant, MD, founder and CEO, Vori Health. “The right care given at the right time by the right clinical experts is critical to providing patients with access to appropriate, evidence-based care that minimizes the rate of unnecessary surgeries, poor outcomes, and patient dissatisfaction.”

The partnership’s effective end-to-end solution integrates Vori Health’s nationwide virtual-first medical services for musculoskeletal care and pain management with WholeHealth Living’s on-the-ground network of chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage therapy practitioners. Each patient receives support from a Vori Health care team, which includes a non-operative physical medicine physician, a health coach navigator, and a physical therapist who work collaboratively to assess, diagnose, and coordinate all aspects of care. In addition to leveraging WholeHealth Living’s ecosystem of practitioners, Tivity Health offers eligible SilverSneakers members the opportunity to engage in movement therapy via fitness centers, community classes and online social platforms.

When people with musculoskeletal (MSK) pain seek health care, they often receive treatment not aligned with best practices, including initial management options such as opioids. Inadequate care for MSK pain conditions can have tremendous societal consequences leading to decreased quality of life and increased costs. It is the primary reason for 1 in 8 persons reporting lost workdays due to MSK pain conditions and direct costs equate $796.3 billion dollars annually. WholeHealth Networks and Vori Health’s partnership will transform the delivery of musculoskeletal care in a choreographed, calibrated fashion, ensuring that patients benefit from a higher quality, lower cost of care.

[Source(s): Tivity Health Inc, PR Newswire]