CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mark Pew, senior vice president of PRIUM, a medical intervention company specializing in reducing the inappropriate use of prescription drugs, will participate on the “Narcotic Overuse Issues in Workers’ Compensation” panel at the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN) Fall Conference in Chicago on Sept. 25.
Moderated by Diana Wann, an attorney with Jackson Kelly, PLLC, the session will focus on achieving successful outcomes and avoiding life-long narcotic use in workers’ compensation. Pew will describe ways payers can identify at-risk claimants, inform treating physicians’ prescribing habits, and provide strategies for managing the complicated process of tapering chronic pain patients off opioids. Forensic Psychologist Gregory Hale, Ph.D., will discuss his experience in counseling patients, including injured workers, with narcotic dependence issues.
“This panel will provide two unique perspectives on managing chronic pain in work comp,” Pew said. “I will focus on methods for assessing and affecting inappropriate drug regimens, while Dr. Hale will present a clinician’s viewpoint in helping patients find a better way to manage their chronic pain.”
The session is part of NWCDN’s Fall Conference being held at The Intercontinental Hotel, 505 N. Michigan Avenue, in Chicago on Sept. 25. NWCDN is a United States and Canadian network of independent, AV rated law firms organized to network to their clients' benefit by providing counsel, advice, education, expertise, and representation to their respective clients in the field of workers' compensation and related employer liability needs. NWCDN member firms and their guests can register via www.NWCDN.com under the seminar tab.
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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