Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Amerinet and The Pain Group (TPG) Team to Provide Group Purchasing Services Specific to Pain Management

Contact: Evan Danis
Segment Marketing Director 724-778-3423
St. Louis (November 17, 2010) â€" Amerinet, a leading national healthcare group purchasing organization and The Pain Group (TPG) have completed a national account agreement which will bring savings, efficiency and new sources of revenue to practices and physicians within the pain management specialty. “The Pain Management specialty is an exciting and growing field with many advances and new treatments for patients, but the costs of treatments are on the rise while reimbursement rates continue to fall,” said Matt McBride, co-founder of The Pain Group. “Our partnership with Amerinet will allow TPG to assist providers in controlling costs and enhancing the quality of care for patients.” TPG currently services members in more than 30 states and is the only group purchasing organization specific to pain management. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., the group has been able to build a large membership base in under a year. Through this strategic partnership, Amerinet and TPG will be able to deliver contracts to members in key categories such as contrast dye, steroids, radiofrequency supplies and many more. “Chronic pain is estimated to affect more than 80 million American adults to some degree. Pain management is a growing specialty and these services are very important to the patients who suffer from recurring pain. With TPG’s focus specifically on the pain management niche and the reach of Amerinet’s contract base, the two organizations should be able to bring true value to this segment,” said Steve Tackett, vice president of national accounts and non-acute sales for Amerinet. The organizations will launch a marketing effort to educate existing members and other pain facilities on the enhanced benefits of partnering with Amerinet and TPG to control costs and improve patient care. Communication and training will begin in November to existing members in order to familiarize them with product ordering and documentation procedures. About The Pain Group The Pain Group (TPG) is the first group purchasing organization to bring comprehensive pricing and services specific to pain management practices. TPG strives for continuous improvement in savings, new revenue and technology. TPG’s mission is to build a comprehensive portfolio of market-leading suppliers and manufacturers that will enhance top and bottom line performance while increasing operational efficiencies in pain management facilities across the United States. To learn more about TPG, visit About Amerinet As a leading national healthcare group purchasing organization, Amerinet collaborates with acute and alternate care providers to create and deliver unique solutions through performance improvement resources, guidance and ongoing support. With better product standardization and utilization, new financial tools beyond contracting and alliances that help lower costs, raise revenue and champion quality, Amerinet enriches healthcare delivery for its members and the communities they serve. To learn more about how Amerinet can help you successfully navigate the future of healthcare reform, visit Original article on Amerinet's Web site can be found here:

TPG Posts Amerinet Bracco Contract for Isovue, MultiHance, ProHance, Gastrografin, and Barium

In the member area of The Pain Group Web site, members can now access a short guide on how to leverage the Amerinet relationship, specifically for Bracco's Isovue product. The guide outlines the steps, value proposition, distributors and more so that members can take advantage of the negotiated pricing between Amerinet and Bracco. All of the information is located securly in the member area and you must be a member to review all of the information; however, here are the steps involved: The Pain Group Guide to Leveraging the Amerinet Bracco Contrast Media Contract Summarized Steps
  • Sign The Pain Group & Amerinet Member Agreements
  • Review Bracco â€" TPG/Amerinet contract summary
    1. Bracco_TPG_Amerinet_Contract_Summary.pdf
  • Review pricing, plus preferred distributors and distributor markups found in this document
  • Execute the Bracco Letter of Commitment
    1. Please include all account details
    2. Include preferred distributor(s)
    3. Sign and fax back to Bracco
  • Review Bracco Isovue Package Insert
    1. Isovue-M Package Insert.pdf
  • Contact Distributor representative and notify them that you are a Pain Group / Amerinet member and that under the TPG/Amerinet contract you have signed a Letter of Commitment with Bracco
The contract covers all Bracco Contract Media products including Isovue, MultiHance, ProHance, Gastrografin, and Barium. As other contracts come on board, members can expect to see similar guides with instructions on how to take advantage of the relationships and agreement that The Pain Group and Amerinet have in place for pain management practices.

TPG Announces Pain Surgical Tray Vendor - Omega Medical Solutions

Omega Medical Solutions is offering The Pain Group members up to 10% savings on custom trays. Omega Medical Solutions specializes in creating customized surgical and pain trays, as well as selling individual components for all trays. Omega has developed a standardized pain tray for the facilities in the pain management GPO, along with specialized trays for some facilities. They are also available to adjust or create any surgical / pain tray your facility may require. Omega's trays are of the highest quality and are priced extremely competitive. Omega wants to evaluate current trays and save the TPG members money. Please visit The Pain Group to become a member and access more information.