Everything you needed to know about opioids…

Westlake Village, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2013) — Health Strategy Associates Principal Joseph Paduda presents “Uncapping the Truth,”  a webinar revealing the results of CID Management’s First Annual Survey of Opioids in Workers’ Compensation on Tuesday Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. Pacific, 2 p.m. Eastern.  To register for the one-hour webinar, please go to http://goo.gl/ZuXsNs.

Conducted by HSA and sponsored by CID Management, the survey probed payers’ understanding of opioid use in workers’ compensation and strategies used to control it.

“Understanding the industry’s point of view on a vital issue such as opioid management is key to developing solutions to help manage the problem,” said CID’s Managing Partner Steven Cardinale. “The survey provides a much-needed lens from which to explore the direction thought leaders in workers’ compensation are moving.”

More than 400 respondents, including adjusters, claims managers and high-level executives for workers’ compensation insurance carriers, third party administrators and employers, participated in the web-based survey.  Respondents rated the effectiveness of regulators and other stakeholders in addressing opioid overuse, described current programs to reduce utilization and discussed how they track results.

“Most respondents understand the overall opioid issue and the optimal solution, but few of their organizations have implemented integrated, comprehensive programs,” Paduda said. 

About CID Management Based in Westlake Village, California, and serving workers’ compensation payers nationally, CID Management is a workers’ compensation utilization management company that offers a unique range of services collectively known as The Clinical Experience. Under The Clinical Experience, CID provides utilization review (UR), peer review and peer-to-peer physician case management to provide decisions that support evidence-based care, control medical costs and mitigate risks. CID also offers Clinical Help Desk, Avert, and Physician Conversations, all of which help clients get fast and instructive answers to clinical, regulatory and administrative questions to prevent claims from stalling.  Contact CID at info@cidmcorp.com or 866-301-6568.

About Health Strategy Associates Health Strategy Associates is a national workers’ compensation consulting firm serving managed care organizations, employers, health care providers, private equity firms, and insurers.  Principal Joseph Paduda also writes the popular www.ManagedCareMatters.com blog and regularly conducts surveys on managing pharmacy costs, bill review systems and claims systems and similar topics. For more information, please see www.healthstrategyassoc.com.

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