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American Specialty Health, in collaboration with American Health Insurance Plans, has released new solutions to manage chronic pain

March 2019

In March, American Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) distributed a press release and white paper on new strategies around lower back pain and substance use disorder treatment. Our Chief Health Services Officer, Dr. Douglas Metz, and other ASH team members worked closely with AHIP on the white paper entitled "Reevaluating Low Back Pain Care to Help Address the Opioid Epidemic." In addition, AHIP featured ASH on their website in the latest "Safe, Transparent Opioid Prescribing Initiative (STOP) Playbook." The STOP Playbook provides a snapshot of what health insurance providers across the country are doing to address the chronic pain and opioid epidemic. ASH is featured in the section entitled "Increasing Access to Non-Opioid Care," at the top of page 17. Read the STOP Playbook:  https://www.ahip.org/wp-content/uploads/AHIP_STOPPlaybook_2019.pdf