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Chief Claims Officer Julie Fortune To Participate On Expert Panel On Narcotics Abuse At Conference
08/14/2013

Arrowpoint Capital Chief Claims Officer Julie Fortune will participate in a panel discussion on the controversial topic of opioid use and abuse at the 68th Annual Workers Compensation Educational Conference, the largest conference for workers compensation professionals in the nation.
 
This session -- entitled "The Use and Abuse of Narcotics in the Treatment of Pain in the Workers Compensation System" -- will help attendees understand ways to properly utilize opioids for pain management, focusing on functional improvement and avoiding the pitfalls of abuse. It will discuss ways to use data to manage utilization of pain medication, and highlight tools that can be used to prevent potential fraud, waste, abuse and addiction. By addressing the multiple stakeholders involved, positive impact can be made to the injured workers therapeutic care.
 
Moderator: Jay Krueger, Executive Vice President, PMSI
 
Panelists:Julie Fortune, Chief Claims Officer, Arrowpoint Capital
 
Jill Rosenthal, M.D., Medical Director, Zenith Insurance Company
 
Suzanne Novak, M.D., PhD., President, Austin Outcomes Research, Inc.
 
Maria Sciame, PharmD, Vice President Clinical Services, PMSI
 
Attend this session to:
* Understand published guidelines for appropriate use and learn signs and signals to identify inappropriate use.
* Identify questions to ask and data to gather when you think you have a case of inappropriate use.
* What physician-focused tools and interventions can assist with resolving issues with opioid utilization.
* Understand how clinical tools, such as drug testing and monitoring, can help prevent opioid misuse and diversion.
 
August 21, 2013; 11:30 am -- 12:30 pm | Crystal Ballroom C, Convention Level, The Orlando World Center Marriott, 8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821