PRIUM's President Michael
Gavin and Senior Vice President Mark
Pew will discuss pain and pharmacy management at the Georgia State
Board of Workers' Compensation 2014
Annual Education Conference. The conference will be held August 25
through 27 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel.
Pew will present "The Best Practices for Opioid Management" from 7:30 to
9:00 a.m. on Aug 26. The session covers how and when opioids and other
prescription drugs should be used, identifying signs of misuse, and
considerations when attempting discontinuing polypharmacy regimens.
Presented by the State Board of Workers' Compensation Medical Committee,
the session offers a one-hour continuing education credit and will be
held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, adjacen to the Hyatt Regency. Space
is limited and must be reserved by emailing Summer@arthroscopy.com
before August 18.
At 11:00 a.m. that morning, Gavin will moderate "Home Alone: Pain
Management vs. Pharmaceutical Management," examining pharmacy data
trends, claims management tactics, and leveraging utilization review and
PBM data. PRIUM's Pew will participate in the panel discussion along
with Kathleen Allen-Leonard of Phoenix Aviation Managers, Inc., Victor
A. Chin, MD with the Physicians' Spine and Rehabilitation Specialists of
Georgia, PC, and Scott Phillips, PharmD, MBA, MSCR with HealthCare
Solutions. Panelists will also suggest ways to improve
adjuster-physician communication, best use independent medical exams and
to assess the quality of a pain management programs.
For more information on the conference, please visit http://sbwc.georgia.gov/annual-conference-program-and-registration-information.
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
Twitter: @PRIUM1; @RxProfessor
[ Back To NFVZone's Homepage ]