Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 18, 2013
Atlanta, April 18, 2013 – Healthcare Solutions, the parent company of Cypress Care, ScripNet and Procura Management, today announced that Jim Andrews, R.Ph., executive vice president of pharmacy services for Healthcare Solutions, Rachel Azriel, SCLA, casualty claims manager for Cox Enterprises, and Jacob Lazarovic, M.D., FAAFP, senior vice president and chief medical officer for Broadspire, a Crawford Company, will present at the Risk & Insurance Management Society’s (RIMS) 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Los Angeles. The presentation, “Escalating Pharmaceutical Costs in Workers’ Compensation: One Clinical Solution” will take place on Tuesday, April 23rd at 2:15 pm.
Pharmaceutical costs are a significant driver of medical expenses within the workers’ compensation industry. Physician dispensing practices, the rising use of narcotic opioids, and the diversion of prescribed drugs to others all contribute to this trend. The session will cover the workers’ compensation drug cost dilemma and strategies to help manage the factors contributing to these escalating costs. Discussion points include the use of data analytics and evidenced-based medicine guidelines, the impact of physician peer review and the integration of pharmacy and PPO network services.
The collaboration among the employer, third party administrator and pharmacy benefit manager is critical to the success of a pharmacy program. The group will discuss pharmacy program best practices including the roles of all stakeholders, guidance for developing and implementing a program, and the successful outcomes achieved in mitigating pharmacy costs and improving injured worker outcomes.
For more information, please 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.
About Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of nearly $15 billion and more than 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc. (cable television distribution, telephone, high-speed Internet access, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Manheim, Inc. (vehicle auctions, repair and certification services and web-based technology products); AutoTrader.com (online automotive advertising and Kelley Blue Book, vAuto, HomeNet Automotive and Vin Solutions subsidiaries); and Cox Media Group, Inc. (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers, advertising sales rep firms, Valpak and Cox Digital Solutions). Additionally, Cox operates Kudzu.com.
Broadspire (http://www.choosebroadspire.com), a leading international third party administrator, provides risk management solutions designed to help clients improve their financial results. Broadspire offers casualty claim and medical management services to assist large organizations in achieving their unique goals, increasing employee productivity and reducing the cost of risk through professional expertise, technology and data analytics. As a Crawford Company, Broadspire is based in Atlanta, Ga., with 85 locations throughout the United States. Services are offered by Crawford & Company under the Broadspire brand in Europe (http://www.Broadspire.eu), including the United Kingdom (http://www.BroadspireTPA.co.uk).
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (http://www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with a global network of more than 700 locations in 63 countries. The Crawford System of Claims Solutions(SM) offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company’s shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.