AMI Group, L.P. provides innovative approaches to improving the quality of patient care, measuring the treating physician’s clinical outcomes, and controlling unnecessary costs.
Our proprietary clinical management application, IMDIS® is effective across the entire continuum of care, including: fully integrated medical homes, integrative medical management programs for chronic pain, and comprehensive physical medicine quality initiatives.
Everyone is in agreement that there is no evidence base for the long-term use of opioids with chronic pain. However, it is unrealistic to expect the patient to stop their opioid usage without providing them with a bonafide alternative that is safe and effective. The growing evidence base for the use of CAM modalities for chronic pain and AMI’s own long term results suggest that these conservative non-pharmaceutical CAM options are highly effective in assisting the opioid patient to discontinue or significantly reduce their reliance on a failed and dangerous long term strategy.
Join AMI on this track record of success in giving patients the ability to regain control of their lives, without the pain, without the addiction.
AMI By the Numbers
AMI’s Integrated Chronic Pain Program is designed to help patients find pain relief and reduce their dependency on pharmaceuticals. From data analysis across all measured populations, AMI has identified on average 1 in 5 adults suffer from neuromusculoskeletal chronic pain. AMI uses transparency in guidelines to create a standard among providers for effective patient care while uses advanced data analytics to create offerings for efficient and effective healthcare, often involving the integration of CAM modalities.
The success of AMI’s efforts is illustrated in the following significant results:
- 82% of AMI patients surveyed believe their daily life has improved since beginning with an AMI program.
- 93% of the patients are satisfied with the integrative therapies.
- 96% would recommend AMI programs to friends or family.
- Chiropractic care costs have been reduced for 10 consecutive years in a multi-state chiropractic treatment area.
Products & Services
Integrated Chronic Pain Program (ICPP)
Physical Medicine Quality Initiative – Chiropractic
Physical Medicine Quality Initiative – Physical and Occupational Therapy
AMI’s Integrative Medicine Medical Home
AMI’s Integrative Medicine HMO Program, contracted with BCBS’s HMO-Illinois
Provider Network Credentialing
Principles of Integrative Medicine
Creating an integrative medicine model for patient care is about more than randomly choosing between methods of the traditional healthcare system and the alternative medicine sector. Integrative medicine combines any and all safe and effective treatment modalities, without regard for whether the modality originated in the allopathic, pharmaceutical or CAM arena.
Philosophically, integrative medicine is primarily guided by the following principles:
Integrative medicine is the appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to enhance the capacity for healing.
Integrative physicians embrace a variety of sage and effective options in their diagnosis and treatment including education for lifestyle changes and self-care.
Integrative medicine is a philosophy that does not arbitrarily reject conventional medicine nor accept complementary alternative medicine but, rather, seeks to continuously improve care through utilization of all scientifically valid healing modalities.
Searching for the underlying cause of disease is preferable and more effective than treating symptoms alone. The integrative approach to delivering patient care focuses on health and naturally enhances the patient’s own innate healing capabilities.
Integrative medicine incorporates evidence-based natural, less invasive interventions, in accordance with the hierarchy of treatment philosophy, whenever appropriate.
Integrative physicians encourage patients to evoke the healing power of positive emotions (love, hope and humor, etc.) and release negative emotions (fear, anger, depression).
The quality of the physician/patient trust relationship, in which the patient is empowered and encouraged, is a major determinant of healing outcomes.
Illness is viewed as a manifestation of a dysfunction of the whole person, not as an isolated event.
Integrative medicine partners with patients, their families and all licensed providers of healthcare services who utilize a scientific basis of pathophysiology as a foundation to their healing practices.
Optimal health is much more than the absence of sickness. It is the conscious pursuit of the highest qualities of the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental and social aspects of the human experience.