PMSI Announces Dates for 2012 Annual Drug Trends Webinar Series

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Complimentary webinar series to discuss findings in 5th Annual Drug Trends Report, one of the most extensive analyses of workers' compensation pharmacy spend in the industry.

Complimentary Webinar Series Announced

PMSI's 2012 Annual Drug Trends Report

This year's report is by far the most extensive in the industry

PMSI, the nation’s largest provider of specialty products and services for the workers’ compensation market, announced dates for its 2012 Annual Drug Trends Webinar Series. This series of four complimentary webinars will address the findings from its recently released Annual Drug Trends Report, which represents one of the most extensive analyses of workers' compensation pharmacy spend. The report is based on PMSI's evaluation of 5.1 million retail and mail order transactions, analyzed from calendar years 2009 – 2011.

“This year’s report is by far the most extensive in the industry and, as such, we felt the information would be more valuable if discussed by topic area,” stated Jay Krueger, Chief Strategy and Client Services Officer for PMSI. “This provides an opportunity for us to more effectively deliver the data and trend analysis in the most meaningful way.”

The schedule of topics for the 2012 Annual Drug Trends Report Webinar Series is as follows:

Overall Spending Trends
Thursday, May 24; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
    Top trends in pharmacy spend
    Spend Influences such as AWP increases, drug mix and utilization
    Managing spend through PBM programs

Narcotics Utilization
Thursday, June 7; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
    New findings on narcotics utilization, including OxyContin®, Actiq® and Fentora®
    Impact of narcotic use on claims costs and return to work
    Using predictive modeling to identify high-risk injured workers and fraud, waste and abuse situations
    How clinical programs can impact narcotics utilization

Prescription Allocations for MSAs
Thursday, June 21; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
    Current industry landscape related to the pharmacy component of MSA allocations
    How pharmacy costs are impacting claims closures
    Early intervention options and the benefits of working with a PBM to control MSA prescription costs and MSA allocations

Legislative and Regulatory Impacts on Pharmacy Spend
Thursday, June 28; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
    Physician dispensing and drug repackaging
    Pricing benchmarks and methodologies
    Early assessment of Texas Closed Formulary impact
    Compound medications

Registration is available at:

PMSI’s 2012 Annual Drug Trends Report includes over 70 pages of information, charts and graphs that detail the results of this year’s analysis. To view online, request a printed copy, register for the webinar series, and view the video by PMSI’s Dr. Maria Sciame who discusses the trends in this year’s report, visit
About PMSI:
Founded in 1976, PMSI is a leader in developing solutions to control the growth of medical costs in workers’ compensation. As one of the nation’s largest and most experienced companies focused on workers’ compensation and liability markets, we deliver proven solutions for cost containment across the claims lifecycle. PMSI’s solutions for Pharmacy, Medical Services and Equipment, and Settlement Solutions deliver quantifiable results and improve the quality of care for injured workers. We provide our customers with the innovation, focus, expertise, analytics and technology needed to successfully deliver workers’ compensation benefits. For more information, visit or call 877.ASK.PMSI.
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