Billing & Insurance
Carolinas Pain Institute has contracts with the insurance carriers listed on this page under “What insurances does CPI accept?”. We will file your claim even if your insurance provider is not on this list, but please check with your insurance company to verify out-of-network benefits before making an appointment.
Why does Carolinas Pain Institute require a referral even if my insurance provider does not?
We require a referral from your primary referring physician because we are a referral-based office. This means that our physicians review your completed application and medical records to ensure that your needs can be addressed by the services provided by Carolinas Pain Institute.
What insurances does CPI accept?
• BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD
• CIGNA HEALTHSPRING
• CHAMP VA
• MEDICAID OF NORTH CAROLINA
• MEDICAID OF VIRGINIA
• MEDCOST (EXCLUDING WAKE FOREST SELECT)
• BLUE MEDICARE
• RAILROAD MEDICARE
• UNITED HEALTHCARE
• US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
• VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
• ALL NORTH CAROLINA WORKMANS COMP
Key Treatments We Offer
Local anesthetics (such as Novocain®), with or without cortisone-like medicines, can be injected around nerve roots and into muscles or joints. These medicines reduce swelling, irritation, muscle spasms and abnormal nerve activity that can cause pain.
Biofeedback and/or Relaxation Therapy
When necessary, surgical treatment may be recommended. In rare instances when severe pain has not responded to other treatments and procedures, surgery on certain nerves can be done to give the patient some relief and allow them to resume near-normal activities. Usually all other avenues of treatment are tried before surgery is considered. Spinal cord stimulator (SCS) implantation, cryotherapy, permanent epidural or intrathecal catheter placement, radiofrequency, discography, neurolytic procedures, kyphoplasty, biacuplasty and spinal endoscopy (epiduroscopy) are some of the interventional therapies that are used as treatments for chronic pain.