PRIUM’S Mark Pew On NAMSAP Panel Discussing CMS Pharmacy Trends

DULUTH, GA (April 1, 2013) – Mark Pew, senior vice president of business development for PRIUM, will serve on a panel, “CMS Pharmacy Trends – Part D Changes on the Horizon” during the National Alliance of Medicare-Set-Aside Professionals’ (NAMSAP’s) 9th Annual Meeting and Educational Conference. Joining Pew are Steve Miller of PharmMD and Dane Higgins of Covington Healthcare Associates with myMatrixx’s Tom Files and Phil Walls moderating.

Scheduled from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday April 25, the session analyzes different medications commonly occurring on Medicare Set Aside applications.  Panelists discuss how aging affects the way people process medications, recommended dosage changes, the issue of polypharmacy on older people’s claims, and opioid management best-practices with this population.  Pew goes into how treatment becomes inappropriate, spotting red flags on claims and working with treating physicians to reduce the use of inappropriate medications.

NAMSAP’s annual conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency – Baltimore in Baltimore, Md. on April 25 and 26.  The agenda is available at

ABOUT PRIUM Based in Duluth, Ga., PRIUM is a URAC-accredited utilization review and medical cost management company providing prospective, concurrent and retrospective medical and pharmaceutical reviews to the workers’ compensation industry.   Among its services is a comprehensive complex claims control program, with an emphasis on opioid control that is rooted in the core principles of peer-to-peer discussion, enforcement through pharmacy benefit management and oversight via PRIUM’s clinical oversight team.  To reach PRIUM, call 888-588-4964 or visit  For insight and commentary on medical management issues in workers’ compensation, please visit PRIUM’s blog at

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