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[August 12, 2014]

PRIUM Executives to Speak on Pain and Pharmacy Management at Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation 2014 Annual Education Conference

ATLANTA --(Business Wire)--

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 (News - Alert) 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.

About PRIUM

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.

Website: www.prium.com

Twitter (News - Alert): @PRIUM1; @RxProfessor

Blog: www.priumevidencebased.com

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