Atlanta, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 22, 2011
Healthcare Solutions, the parent company of pharmacy benefit manager Cypress Care, today announced it has added healthcare industry expert Sanford M. Silverman, MD, to its pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committee. The addition of Dr. Silverman further strengthens the company’s P&T committee, which serves as an advisory board to provide recommendations on the selection and use of medications to treat workers’ compensation and auto claimants.
Healthcare Solutions’ P&T committee reviews medication safety issues, proper drug utilization trends, drug recalls, new generic introductions, changes in FDA drug indications and drug misadventures that have occurred in the most recent quarter. The committee also focuses on emerging issues, including legislative updates and best practice pain treatment protocols prevalent in the workers’ compensation and auto markets.
Dr. Silverman has been practicing medicine for over 20 years and is in private practice as the medical director and CEO of Comprehensive Pain Medicine in Pompano Beach, Florida. He is board certified in anesthesiology with added qualifications in pain management from the American Board of Anesthesiology and a Diplomate in Pain Medicine from the American Board of Pain Medicine. He is also a Diplomate in Addiction Medicine from the American Board of Addiction Medicine. His practice consists of interventional and medical treatment of chronic pain, opioid addiction and treating complex chronic pain with hyperalgesia.
“We are very pleased to add Dr. Silverman to our P&T committee,” said Jim Andrews, R.Ph, senior vice president of pharmacy services for Healthcare Solutions. “He brings a wealth of pain management expertise to the committee and will be a valuable advisor in the development of policies regarding the evaluation, selection, and therapeutic use of drugs and related services for our customers.”
Healthcare Solutions P&T committee is chaired by Chip Robison, Pharm.D, director of clinical pharmacy services for Healthcare Solutions. Dr. Robison is a member of the Work Loss Data Institute (WLDI) Official Disability Guidelines Editorial Advisory Board and actively participates in providing pharmacy guidance to the committee. Under Dr. Robison’s leadership, the P&T committee recently developed customized, claim age-specific formulary design as well as formulary enhancements to assist non-subscriber customers. He also serves as clinical preceptor for pharmacist interns with the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, The University of Georgia and Mercer University. The P&T committee continues to monitor the impact of the Food and Drug Administration’s risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS), as well as the state-specific adoption of the Official Disability Guidelines.
For more information, please contact Brian Remsberg at IMRE – BrianR(at)IMRE(dot)com or 864.232.6380
About Healthcare Solutions
Healthcare Solutions, Inc. is the parent company of Cypress Care and Procura Management. Through its affiliated companies, Healthcare Solutions serves as a health service company delivering integrated solutions to the property and casualty markets, specializing in workers’ compensation and auto liability/PIP. The company’s customers include insurance carriers, third party administrators (TPAs), managed care organizations (MCOs), government agencies and self-insured employers. Utilizing market-leading technology, Healthcare Solutions delivers demonstrated benefits and savings complemented by deep industry expertise. For more information, please visit http://www.healthcaresolutions.com.
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