Why We Need to Better Manage Opioids
“ In all likelihood, hundreds of
claimants are dying every year as a
direct result of opioid abuse.”
- Joe Paduda, Work Comp Central
“The rate of chronic non-medical use of
prescription opioids has increased by 74.6%
- CM Jones, Arch Intern Med
“Prescription drug abuse results in one death
every 19 minutes in the United States.”
Opioid Abuse = Epidemic
The Center for Disease Control calls opioid abuse an “epidemic”.
The cost of this epidemic:
• Thousands of lost work hours
• Millions of dollars on medical expenses
• Loss of life
Modern Medical’s Solution
Revolutionary manage care program
Helps reduce inappropriate drug use
Protect claimants by monitoring
prescriptions and use
The key benefit lies in our mission to
protect the injured employee.
Claimant Centered Approach
• ODM™ is designed to be
claimant centered, focusing on
• The pharmacist, nurse and
prescriber work together to
ensure appropriate use of opioid
and monitors potential abuse.
• Proactively monitor claimant’s use of opioids
• Review physician reports
• Track progress reports, pain agreements and outcomes
• Same alerts and reports whether using Modern
Medical’s nurse or your own nurse
Technology Driving ODM™
Claims management web portal where adjusters can
review ODM™ claimants, set alerts and take actions.
Used by Modern Medical’s staff to track outcomes for
pain, function, opioid use, adverse effects, urine drug
screens and pain agreements.
Prescriber intervention program working with ODM™
alerts to identify and address issues with opioid and
other inappropriate drug use.
For additional information on Opioid Defense Manager™,
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