DULUTH, GA (March 4, 2013) ― PRIUM’s Chief Strategy Officer Michael Gavin will lead a lively panel discussion about how two companies employed innovative clinical programs to provide early intervention for claimants at risk for opioid addiction or dependency at the National Prescription Drug Summit.
“A Tale of Two Companies” also featuring Dave Smith, divisional vice president, Risk Management, Family Dollar Stores; Ron Mazariegos, claim executive at Arrowpoint Capital; and Jim Andrews, R.Ph., senior vice president, Pharmacy Services, Healthcare Solutions, starts at 1:30 p.m. on Wed., April 3. The Summit takes place from April 2-4 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champion’s Gate.
Panelists discuss how early intervention and utilization management programs reduced the use of opioids in workers’ compensation claims. Guided by data analytics and diagnostic testing, Family Dollar Store its insurance company and its pharmacy partners were able to identify the excessive use and potential misuse of opioids early in treatment and provide claimants more appropriate therapy. The session focuses on clinical practices, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, functional restoration and opioid weaning to improve outcomes and ensure that injured employees do not continue to receive drugs they don’t need.
PRIUM is a URAC-accredited utilization review and medical cost management company focused on managing the use, abuse and cost of prescription drugs. Based in Duluth, Ga., PRIUM can be reached at 888-588-4964 or by visiting www.prium.net. For insight and commentary on medical management issues in workers’ compensation, please visit PRIUM’s blog at http://prium-evidencebased.blogspot.com.