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"It was amazing to experience how reducing stress lowered my pain level. That realization was a turning point in my life."Betty-Anne St. Pierre
Former Patient
Mind/Body Chronic Pain Service
PROGRAM AND BILLING INFORMATION
Initial evaluation for the Chronic Pain Service is conducted by Ellen Slawsby, PhD, a licensed mental health professional who specializes in working with patients who have chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia. The evaluation is billed to insurance as outpatient mental health. Patients will either continue individual treatment with Dr. Slawsby or be directed to the Medical Symptom Reduction Program.

The Medical Symptom Reduction Program meets either Wednesdays or Thursdays from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. If your insurance plan requires a referral for outpatient services, you will need to request one from your primary physician. We will then communicate with your MD's office to obtain the referral.

The program includes one initial assessment, 12 weekly group sessions, and one discharge visit. In most cases, billable claims are submitted directly to your insurance carrier as medical office visits. You will be responsible for a co-payment at the time of each visit if your plan requires one. There is a non-refundable self-pay fee, collected at the first weekly session, to cover the cost of sevices that are not billable to insurance. Please note that insurance coverage and reimbursement may vary.

In the rare instance where reimbursement is not available, the patient will be responsible for the cost of the program. Our office staff is available to assist you with billing and reimbursement matters.












More Information
In Boston, MA, the Mind/Body Chronic Pain Service is directed by
Ellen Slawsby, PhD.

To register, please contact Mimi Bowie at
617.991.0102 X232 or mbowie@mbmi.org.

Pain services are also offered by the
M/BMI affiliate in Indiana.

Program and Billing Information
Published Research
Patient Testimonial
Herbert Benson, MD President,
Mind Body Medical Institute and
Mind Body Medical Institute Associate Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School.