integrated musculoskeletal care
Health Access Services (HAS)
Helping Patients Make The Right Decision at The Right Time.
IMC understands a complex and fragmented healthcare system makes it difficult for patients to navigate towards the high value services needed to solve their musculoskeletal challenges. The myriad of options available to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders (MRI/CT scans, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, injections, surgery) can be confusing, overwhelming, and create fear, driving patients towards unnecessary or contraindicated care. To assist patients in making more informed decisions, IMC offers patients Health Access Services (HAS), a network of highly trained health navigators to engage with patients and provide specific information about best practices, diagnostic options, and effective treatment outcomes so patients have a reliable decision support process available. In addition to helping identify appropriate services for their presenting condition, HAS also helps patients better understand their healthcare benefits options under their employer-sponsored plan.
Did you know?
At least 40% of musculoskeletal disorders are misdiagnosed. Additionally, most adults who have full mobility and no joint pain show irregular diagnostic results (MRI, X-ray, CT scan, etc.), unnecessarily qualifying them for opioids, muscle relaxers, pain injections, and even surgery.
With over 90% of the world's population having a musculoskeletal disorder at some point in their lives, this is a frightening statistic to consider. With an IMC clincian, however, 70% of our patient's musculoskeletal conditions are resolved without the assistance of addictive pain medications or the need for invasive procedures such as injections or surgery. IMC is able to quickly and accurately diagnose and assist safer patient recovery by using reliable, response-based assessments and then creating a treatment plan specific to your condition. From the first appointment and throughout your treatment, IMC patients are educated about their specific mechanical condition and shown the appropriate movements to end pain and prevent future injury. Our clinicians are available 24/7 through our network of clinics, our TeleHealth services, and through self-care education and the IMC JointStrong® mobile app. IMC enables patients to take control of their lives and get back to daily activities.
Take a look at the services available for you!
JointStrong® Mobile App
The IMC JointStrong® mobile app provides easy to understand musculoskeletal education and simple strategies for patients to self-treat and prevent musculoskeletal disorders.
With step-by-step, full access and instruction, including the JointStrong® Progress Tracker, you can self-manage and prevent your back, neck, or joint pain starting today!
Go to www.jointstrong.com to learn more.
Outcomes-Accountable™ Clinical Care Network
IMC has a nationwide network of clinics and clinicians who are trained, quality-assured, and certified in IMC Outcomes Accountable™ Care delivery. IMC utilizes this network to deliver care to defined populations and reduce the incidence, prevalence, and costs associated with musculoskeletal disorders.
Our unique treatment approach uses a combination of reliable assessments and clinical algorithms focused on each patient's step-by-step response to systematic mechanical testing. In order to accurately characterize and categorize each patient's specific musculoskeletal condition, we first determine whether the condition is mechanical, structural, or chemically dominant. We then direct the patient towards the appropriate treatment, with 70% of IMC cases resolving with non-invasive treatment or Self-Care.
Watch IMC's CEO Chad Gray speak on current issues facing the health industry and IMC's response to them at the World Health Congress.
Members of our team are frequently featured on The Mechanical Care Forum. Check out our CEO, Chad Gray, discuss our methodology in Episodes 164 and 165.