Diabetes and Pain: Greater Connections Need to Be Drawn

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a silent, sinister syndrome. About half of people with diabetes have neuropathy. Many, if not most, of them have not only the painless problem of lost sensation, which can still be dangerous, but also the painful problem of neuropathic pain.

What the New CMS Medicare Pain Codes Mean for You

Anyone who lives with chronic pain—or cares about someone who does—knows that treatment can be complex, time-consuming, and costly. At the start of 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) took a major step toward eliminating some of those obstacles when it debuted the first-ever specialized billing codes for chronic pain management in the Medicare program.