Delivering at-home, outcome-based pain relief and rehabilitation
RS Medical seeks to improve the quality of life for patients by providing affordable, self-managed, specialty pain relief and rehabilitation treatment options with timely, effective service. Since 1990, the company has helped more than 1.5 million patients suffering from painful muscle conditions. Together, we can improve patient outcomes, advance the patient experience and reduce the cost of care.
A Veteran with Moderate Pain has expenditures $4,516 higher than someone without pain
A Veteran with Severe Pain has expenditures $3,210 higher than someone with moderate pain
A Veteran with Functional Disability has expenditures $9,860 higher than someone without functional disability
A Veteran with Severe Pain and Functional Disability will cost $17,406 per year
Source: “The Journal of Pain,” Vol 13, #8 (August), 2012 pp 715-724: The Economic Costs of Pain in the United States
Prior to use of the RS-4i® Plus, RS Medical employs a baseline questionnaire (adapted from the Defense and Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management) evaluating a patient’s pain and spasms in relation to activity, sleep, mood, and stress. At 30 days of device utilization, the questionnaire is resubmitted to document patient progress.
The follow-up questionnaires show significant improvement in levels of pain.
Using the data on the costs of pain patients in conjunction with the RS Medical assessment data, after accounting for the cost of the device, one wearable and a 12-month supply of electrodes, a total projected year one healthcare savings estimate is feasible:
Effective pain management with muscle rehabilitation can reap significant healthcare savings.
VA FSS and workers’ compensation
The following products, wearables and accessories are under VA FSS award contract. They are also approved for treating patients under workers’ compensation.
Four-channel Sequential Stimulator with Intersperse® that provides pain relief and restores muscle function in a single 35-minute treatment. Warrantied against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year.
FSS Catalog 950-0036-00
Electrodes known for their durability and compliant to FDA safety and effectiveness standards for use with the RS-4i Plus. Warrantied against defects in materials and workmanship for first use. Four per package. Reusable for approximately one month.
2" Round Electrodes
FSS Catalog 180-0011-00
2” Square VELCRO Top Garment Electrodes
FSS Catalog 180-0040-00
2” Square Skin-Friendly Electrodes
FSS Catalog 180-0007-00
RS-LBG™ Low Back Garment
Facilitate electrode placement and maintain electrode positioning during electrotherapy treatments on the lower back. Warrantied against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of six months.
FSS Catalog 959-0036-00
RS-FBG™ Full Back Garment
Facilitate electrode placement and maintain electrode positioning during electrotherapy treatments on the lower, mid, or upper back. Warrantied against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of six months.
FSS Catalog 959-0032-00
Pronex® pneumatic cervical traction
Unique device that provides up to 35 pounds of cervical traction force and can be used on soft surfaces (couch or bed) for even distraction in the anterior and posterior cervical discs while supporting the natural curvature of the cervical spine. Warrantied against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year.
FSS Catalog 802-0011/12/13-00 (regular, large, wide)
In addition, the following product is also approved for treating patients under workers’ compensation.
ComforTrac™ cervical traction
Traditional pneumatic device that provides up to 50 pounds of cervical traction force with easily adjustable slide stand and foam headrest.