ATLANTA, GA. (June 3, 2014) – PRIUM’s Mark Pew reviews ways to control opioid use in workers’ compensation during a panel discussion at the OSIA 40th Annual Conference, “Workers’ Comp Superheroes.”
Pew will join Denise Evans, director of workers’ compensation claims at Staffmark, Paige Bowling of Corporate Pharmacy Services, Inc., and Rafael Gonzales of Gould & Lamb for “PBM & Controlling Opiates,” starting at 9:30 a.m. on June 19. Panelists will examine growing pharmacy costs and strategies to mitigate their impact. They will discuss how self-insuring employers can best use a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), analytics and techniques for working with prescribing physicians to control pharmacy utilization and costs in order to manage claims and prepare a reasonable projection for settlement and Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) calculations.
OSIA is the Ohio State Self Insurance Association, and its 40th Annual Conference will be held June 18 through 20 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel. For more information, please see www.osiaohio.org.
An Ameritox solutions provider, PRIUM sets the industry standard for workers’ compensation medical interventions through its ability to secure higher agreement rates and to help ensure compliance with modified treatment plans. The hallmark of the medical intervention company’s success is a collaborative physician engagement process encompassing evidence-based medicine, clinical oversight, and jurisdictional guidelines to facilitate optimal financial and clinical outcomes. PRIUM helps eliminate unnecessary treatment through a comprehensive approach that includes complex medical interventions, utilization reviews, urine drug monitoring, and independent medical exams. Based in Duluth, Ga., PRIUM can be reached at prium.com or 888.588.4964.
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