FAQs


FAQs


Do you take insurance?

Thank you for your interest in Elite Pain Management and Recovery Centers. We are in-network with several insurance plans. 

Valid Insurance card required at every appointment.

Missouri Insurance

  • Aetna/ Coventry/ Meritain Health
  • Essence
  • Anthem BCBS (Pathway Plans- Approved)
  • Cigna
  • Health Net Federal Tricare
  • Healthy Blue (Anthem Medicaid)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • OPTUM VA Community Care Network
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Supplemental Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care Community Plan
  • WellCare
  • Workers’ Compensation


PLEASE CONTACT US TO VERIFY YOUR INSURANCE. WE DO NOT ACCEPT ALL HMO'S

South Carolina Insurance

  • Absolute TotalCare (Dual Plan; Medicaid)
  • Aetna/Coventry Healthcare
  • BlueChoice Health Plan SC Healthy Blue (formerly BlueChoice Health Plan SC Medicaid)
  • BCBS of South Carolina (Preferred Blue; Blue Option Network; Advantage Network; BlueChoice
  • Commercial HMO and PPO; Blue Essentials, Medicare Advantage PPO; State Group Network)
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Humana
  • Medicaid of North Carolina
  • Medicaid of South Carolina
  • Medicare
  • Molina (Medicaid/Dual Options)
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare East / Humana Military
  • Wellcare of South Carolina
  • Workers’ Compensation


PLEASE CONTACT US TO VERIFY YOUR INSURANCE. WE DO NOT ACCEPT ALL HMO'S

Kansas Insurance

  • Please Contact your Insurance Provider for coverage at our facility


Nevada Insurance

  • Please Contact your Insurance Provider for coverage at our facility


What will happen at my first appointment?

At each appointment, patients must bring a complete list of their current medications along with their prescribed pain medication, in the original prescription container.

All new patients will be asked to provide a urine sample for a drug screen. After the initial visit, patients will undergo randomized urine drug screens determined by risk assessment.

No medication will be prescribed on the first visit. The only exception is for those patients currently being treated for opioid use disorder. Benzodiazepines and opioids are not prescribed together. If patients are currently being prescribed these medications, the provider will work to taper benzodiazepines, as this drug class is no longer recommended for long term use.

Minor children are not permitted in the office.

To ensure maximum time with our providers, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment time. An appointment may be rescheduled if patients arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled arrival time. If patients are unable to keep their appointment, please call to reschedule.

How often do I come to the clinic and when will I see progress?

This depends upon your diagnosis and progress. Some of our patients will have appointments once per week, every 2 weeks or once per month. Your progress depends upon your individual situation, including your adherence to the plan of care, other health concerns, etc.


How much will it cost?

Please check your insurance benefits for any co-pays, deductibles and out-of-pocket amounts. We offer a self-pay fee schedule to those without insurance.


What should I bring to my first appointment?

  • A current, valid government issue photo ID
  • Valid and current Insurance card at every appointment
  • Current list of medications
  • All medications in their original container
  • Form of payment for first visit.

How do I obtain my medical records from Elite Pain?

Please print, complete and sign the attached form. You may fax it in to us at SGF 417.888.0167 or MYR 843.273.4516 or you may bring the completed form to our clinic.

Please Note:

Medical record requests are processed on a first come, first served basis. We typically have multiple requests at one time and get them out as expeditiously as possible. Please be patient.

Be sure to fill out the form completely. Your request could be delayed if you leave out dates, specific records requested, or other details.

We will contact you when the records are ready to be picked up. Please bring a valid ID with you for verification.

How can I utilize my patient portal account?

If you are a new patient, you are automatically registered if you provide us with an email address upon scheduling. If you are an existing patient, we can easily set up a patient portal account once an email address is added to your account.

With an online patient account, you don’t have to leave home to keep your health on the right track.

You can quickly and easily:

• View your health records

• Pay your bill

• Communicate with your physician

• Fill out any necessary paperwork

Click here to access your patient portal. For help registering, click here

For any issues, or help setting up your account,  please call our office at 417-888-0167


Does Elite Pain Management offer telemedicine?

For those who meet the criteria, we offer telemedicine visits.

For information on how to start a telemedicine visit, view this instructional guide 

How to join Telehealth?

Patient Portal