To ensure access for pain and mental health patients to safe ketamine infusions through the approval of insurance companies to cover the infusions and provide a fair rate to ketamine providers for their time and work.
The Ketamine Taskforce is made up of a group of patients, doctors, nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners and researchers who came together when they saw that there was a need to help people who are struggling to get access to ketamine infusions due to the lack of sufficient insurance coverage. We recognize that ketamine can be an important element in a care plan for treating pain and mental health and that it should not be reserved only for those with the means to pay out of pocket. 501(c)(3) nonprofit status pending.
Activities of the Taskforce in progress:
Working on official approval by CMS/Medicare of racemic ketamine for pain.
Create a new CPT Code and get it approved by the AMA to increase reimbursement for ketamine infusions in time for the next set of CPT codes which will be released in 2023.
Created an Advocacy Clinic Consortium composed of clinics across the country working together to generate real-world evidence of how ketamine improves activities of daily living in pain patients.
Submit an application to CMS/Medicare for approval of racemic ketamine for mental health.
Begin research to show which protocols work best to help both pain and mental health patients achieve the best results.