PRIUM’s Mark Pew to Speak at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo

Pew and Walmart share its opioid management success story; then he discusses trends in urine drug screening with CWCI’s Alex Swedlow

Las Vegas, Nevada (November 3, 2015) – PRIUM’s Senior Vice President Mark Pew will participate in two sessions at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo.  The conference will be held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, November 11 through 13. 

Pew and Walmart’s Director of Workers’ Compensation Janice Van Allen will share how the retailer used lessons it learned from reducing opioid misuse in legacy claims to develop a data-driven methodology for preventing drug misuse on new claims.  The interactive session, which starts at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, will provide prescription drug mitigation strategies, metrics for measuring success, and foundational principles to consider when creating an early intervention program.

“PRIUM helped Walmart create a program to address dangerous drug regimens that changed people’s lives,” Pew said.  “Beyond reducing the use of dangerous drugs and creating preventative measures for future treatment, they established a workplace culture of transparency that is to be envied.”

On November 12, at 2 p.m., Pew and California Workers’ Compensation Institute President Alex Swedlow will discuss trends in urine drug screening. Swedlow will review the latest CWCI research on the practice of urine drug screening. Pew will share best practices for urine drug management, its place in a full strategy for ensuring proper medication use, and how testing can help provide better care.

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PRIUM will also exhibit at Booth 239 at the conference. 


An Ameritox solutions provider, PRIUM sets the industry standard for workers' compensation medical interventions through its ability to secure higher agreement rates and 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 ensure optimal financial and clinical outcomes. PRIUM eliminates unnecessary treatment through a comprehensive approach that includes complex medical interventions, utilization reviews, and independent medical exams.  Based in Duluth, Ga., PRIUM can be reached at or 888-588-4964.




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