National Rx Drug Abuse Summit to make impact on America's prescription drug problem
Published on March 27, 2013 at 8:32 AM
The prescription drug epidemic continues to take lives in America, causing 100 overdose deaths daily, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's an epidemic that does not discriminate, wrecking havoc on big cities and small towns alike, striking our youth and aging population.
For the second year in a row the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit is convening to make an impact on America's prescription drug problem. On April 2 in Orlando, FL, Rising Medical Solutions will join federal, state and local policy makers; leading researchers; issue advocates; clinicians; pharmacists; and law enforcement officials to speak at the Summit.
Rising's Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President of Medical Review Services Anne Kirby will be presenting on "Using Analytics to Track, Monitor and Reduce Costs." Kirby will talk about how prescription drugs are affecting the workers' comp industry and how pharmacy analytics are helping to better manage work comp claims through closer case monitoring and early intervention.
"Getting America's workers back to work faster and healthier is our aim," says Kirby. "Prescription drugs need to be tracked and monitored much more closely, our technology has been created with all parties in mind by alerting the medical provider to questionable drug usage early on; helping the patient wean-off meds and return-to-work; and decreasing the medical spend for the insurer."
Experts from Progressive Medical and Markel FirstComp Insurance Company will join Kirby to speak to the importance of:
Identifying warning signs of misuse and abuse and how claim managers can take action.
Demonstrating how insurers can use analytics to identify at-risk cases early.
Explaining how Pharmacy Benefit Managers can use analytics with strong clinical programs.
Describing the role and benefits of predictive analytics in the workers' compensation industry.
The National Rx Drug Abuse Summit will be held April 2-4 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, Orlando, FL.