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PRIUM’s Mark Pew Presents Best Practices in Opioid Management at the “Managing Complex Claims,” a Half-Day Conference in Phoenix


DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mark Pew, senior vice president of business development for PRIUM, a workers’ compensation utilization review company with expertise in reducing the unnecessary use of prescription drugs, will present “Best Practices in Opioid Management” during the “Managing Complex Claims” seminar on Oct. 25. Pew discusses clinical guidelines for using opioids for workers’ compensation claims, alternate treatments, and steps for weaning injured worker patients off opioids. His session begins at 1 p.m.

Sponsored by Craig Hospital, which specializes in spinal cord and brain injuries, and MSC Complex Care, a leading provider of medical products and services to post-discharge and post-injury workers’ compensation claimants nationwide, and its Optimal Care Transportation and Translation subsidiary, the “Managing Complex Claims” seminar take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 25. Held at the Disability Empowerment Center Nina Mason Pulliam-Conference Center, 5025 East Washington, in Phoenix, Ariz., it offers five hours of certified case management, nurse and adjuster continuing education credits. There is no charge for the seminar; for details, please see


Based in Duluth, Ga., PRIUM is a URAC-accredited utilization review and medical cost management company providing prospective, concurrent and retrospective medical and pharmaceutical reviews to the workers’ compensation industry. Among its services is a comprehensive complex claims control program, with an emphasis on opioid control, and rooted in the core principles of peer-to-peer discussion, enforcement through pharmacy benefit management and oversight via PRIUM’s clinical oversight team. To reach PRIUM, call 888-588-4964 or visit For insight and commentary on medical management issues in workers’ compensation, please visit Evidence-Based, PRIUM’s blog at

King Knight Communications
Helen King Knight, APR, 813-837-1701

Source: PRIUM