Since 2002, AWC Networks, LLC has been successful in creating strategic, proactive solutions in risk management and utilizes its own technology systems and aggressive data management tools to deliver measurable results. With a focus in the areas of cost containment and medical management, AWC formed the National Epidural Network as a program to offer organizations a safe, reliable and cost effective solution to the performance of epidural steroid injections. Our managed care oversight, along with our highly-regarded providers and excellent patient outcomes are just a few reasons why our clients refer to us as ‘ESI experts’. Let us share some of the other reasons our clients consider us experts!
We are an organization of reputable, board-certified pain management professionals that specialize in minimally invasive, cervical and lumbar epidural steroid injection (ESI) treatments. We facilitate all of your ESI services from beginning to end leading you through a fast, simple and seamless process with completeness and accuracy.
You will have a dedicated Network Specialist who will facilitate all of the arrangements involving the patient, adjuster, physician and any other key administrators, while keeping all parties informed every step of the way. Most services are performed quickly; within 72 hours of receiving the referral, and most patients return to work the next day following treatment – pain free.
Our simple, all-inclusive fee covers the epidural injection as well as all associated costs including: consultations, facility fees, physician fees, anesthesia, injections and guidance labs, tests, supplies, medicine, and follow up visits. This single rate gives our customers an average cost savings of 37% each time they use the network.
The managed care division oversees the patient care after each injection, to eliminate the possibility of treatment over-utilization. The Epidural Network does not approve a commonly known ‘series of injections’ as this is not the standard of care according to nationally accepted medical guidelines derived from evidence-based medicine.
Quality medical care is our number one priority at the National Epidural Network. We take pride in our ‘invitation only’ provider recruiting process, as it further demonstrates that our ‘standard of care’ is on a higher level. Faster appointments, better care, efficient medical notes, excellent service… these are just a few of the reasons we value our providers.
In an effort to maintain our successful patient outcomes, we utilize proprietary technology tools to analyze and benchmark providers across the nation. Through this data analysis we identify those physicians with exceptional medical practices, successful patient outcomes and high-regarded healthcare ratings so that we can pass them on to you.