Employers Occupational Health, Inc. Receives Honorable Mention from Dorland Health’s Case In Point Platinum Awards for Workers’ Compensation Case Management
Controlled Drug Over-Utilization Program’ Recognized as a Leading Program for Care of Injured Workers
RENO, Nev., May 23, 2011 –Employers Occupational Health, Inc., a subsidiary of Employers Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: EIG), was awarded an honorable mention for its Controlled Drug Over-Utilization program by Dorland Health through its Case In Point Platinum Awards for Workers’ Compensation Case Management. The honor was announced at the 2nd annual Case In Point Platinum Awards Luncheon, which took place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on May 10, 2011, which was held to recognize the most successful and innovative case management programs working to improve healthcare.
Employers Occupational Health was acknowledged for its “Controlled Drug Over-Utilization Program” which is focused on prescription drug management and on containing healthcare costs. The program establishes parameters for reporting and monitoring controlled drug over-utilization based on Employers Occupational Health’s experience managing care for individuals who are injured or become ill on the job. The use of controlled medications, specifically narcotic analgesia, can be an essential part of a treatment plan. However, these medications have the potential for adverse events, abuse and diversion, which can result in poor health outcomes therefore affecting consumer safety. The award-winning program details a system to help identify and monitor patients at risk for over-utilization to improve their quality of life and to facilitate paths to recovery.
“Employers Occupational Health is honored to be recognized by Dorland Health as a leading Workers’ Compensation Case Management program,” said Mary Lushina, Senior Vice President of Employers Occupational Health, Inc. “This acknowledgement serves as confirmation that our program is consistently among the best in the industry as we continue to promote safe, effective, quality care for injured workers.”
The awards recognized programs ranging from behavioral health case management and hospital case management to managed care programs and transitions of care initiatives for their innovative work in ensuring that individuals receive safe, quality and effective healthcare in the least restrictive setting and in a cost-effective manner. Representatives from hospitals, health systems, managed care organizations, provider organizations and other leading institutions were among those honored.
“Once again the Platinum Awards showcase the terrific work of case management programs that often fly under the view of industry professionals and the public,” said Anne Llewellyn, RN-BC, MS, BHSA, CCM, CRRN, the ceremony’s chairperson and editor in chief with Dorland Health.
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