Spinal claims, which typically make up 15-25% of all workers’ compensation claims, can cost up to 50% more per claim; therefore, it is important for claims professionals to understand the risks and benefits of various treatment options for acute low back
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Healthcare Solutions, the parent company of Cypress Care, ScripNet and Procura Management, today announced that Karen Caterino, MBA, ARM-P, vice president of sales for Healthcare Solutions, will present at the Texas PRIMA 2012 Conference & Expo in Frisco, Texas. The presentation, “Best Practices in Successful Workers’ Comp Evidence-based Claims Management for Acute Back Pain” will take place on Tuesday, November 13th, from 3:30 – 4:45 pm at the Embassy Suites Convention Center.
Lumbar fusion and cervical spine surgery rates have increased dramatically over the last decade but the success rates and outcomes are highly questionable. Caterino will address the specific problems associated with spinal fusion surgery and narcotic use for the treatment of acute low back pain through a case study and present successful alternatives for acute pain management including focus on evidence-based medicine guidelines, early intervention, functional restoration and medical drug management.
“Spinal claims, which typically make up 15-25% of all workers’ compensation claims, can cost up to 50% more per claim; therefore, it is important for claims professionals to understand the risks and benefits of various treatment options for acute low back pain,” said Caterino. “Implementing a clearly-defined pain management program will not only reduce costs, it also significantly improves patient outcomes.”
For information about the presentation and conference, please visit http://www.texasprima.org or contact Matt Weaver at IMRE – MattW(at)imre(dot)com or 410.821.8220.
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About Healthcare Solutions
Healthcare Solutions, Inc. is the parent company of Cypress Care, ScripNet and Procura Management. Through its subsidiary companies, Healthcare Solutions delivers integrated medical cost management solutions to over 750 customers in workers’ compensation and auto/PIP markets. The company’s clinical- and technology-based services include pharmacy benefit management, specialty healthcare services, PPO networks, medical bill review, case management and Medicare Set-Aside services. With over 30% compounded annual growth rates, Healthcare Solutions has twice been recognized as one of the Fastest Growing companies in Georgia by Georgia Trends magazine and has received recognition by the Technology Association of Georgia for technology innovation. 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.