DULUTH, Ga.--(PRIUM’s Senior Vice President of Business Development, Mark Pew is the keynote speaker at the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference. He will present strategies for managing the overuse of prescription drugs and best treatment practices for chronic pain in workers’ compensation.)--
“Prescription Drug Utilization and Best Practices for Chronic Pain”
Attendees will learn how to monitor claims for inappropriate treatment and how to intervene in claims to change a risky drug regimen, in general and with specific application to Oregon. His “Prescription Drug Utilization and Best Practices for Chronic Pain” presentation begins at 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 14.
The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, with sponsorship from the International Workers’ Compensation Foundation, is designed for employers, safety and human resource managers, insurers, self-insurers, third-party administrators and other workers’ compensation stakeholders. The conference, which is sponsored by the International Workers’ Compensation Foundation in coordination with the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division, will be held Nov. 13 and 14 at the Salem Conference Center, 200 Commercial Street, S.E., in Salem, Ore. The conference brochure and registration information may be downloaded at http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/wcd/communications/ed_conference/ed_conf_reg_web.pdf
PRIUM is a URAC-accredited utilization review and medical cost management company focused on managing the use, abuse and cost of prescription drugs. Based in Duluth, Ga., PRIUM can be reached at 888-588-4964 or by visiting www.prium.net. For insight and commentary on medical management issues in workers’ compensation, please visit PRIUM’s blog at http://prium-evidencebased.blogspot.com.