Navigation Links
Modern Medical Introduces Opioid Abuse Solution to the Workers' Compensation Industry
Date:5/22/2013

LEWIS CENTER, Ohio, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern Medical announced today the nationwide rollout of Opioid Defense Manager™ (ODM).  Launched in November 2012 in a test phase, ODM is Modern Medical's revolutionary managed care program to stop the rising opioid abuse in the workers' compensation industry.  ODM is a proactive, customized program designed to protect employees, physicians and employers by reducing inappropriate drug use while maintaining the necessary balance to provide pain relief for the injured worker. 

ODM is a patient centered program which focuses on prevention.  ODM recognizes patients who are at risk for prolonged disability, opioid dependence and risk of harm from opioid therapy.  Then, Modern Medical's clinical team collaborate with prescribers to ensure appropriate opioid therapy.  Patients also become involved in their care by understanding the expectations of treatment while working toward goals.  "It's very rewarding to make a difference in the lives of our patients. By working with their prescribers, we are helping them to be weaned off opioids and referred to pain specialists," states Robyn Satterfield , Pharm. D., Director of Clinical Services for Modern Medical.

The announcement of ODM's nationwide rollout brings some very successful initial results.  Eighty percent of physicians are responding to Modern Medical's interventions.   Because of that intervention, these patients and their employers are experiencing a 23% drop in opioid use.  Twelve percent of physicians have already begun to wean patients off of opioid therapy.   Satterfield states, "When a physician sends back the opioid progress report stating that he didn't know the patient was receiving opioids from a second prescriber and will stop therapy, you know that ODM is working and improving the care of our patients."

Opioids are the most common drugs prescribed in workers' compensation and linked to the highest rate of prescription abuse.  With mounting concern of the misuse and abuse of these drugs, the CDC has proclaimed opioid abuse an epidemic   Chronic use of opioids can lead to higher medical costs, prolonged disability and unintentional harm. 

Modern Medical, located outside of Columbus, Ohio is a privately held company founded in 1986 to provide electrotherapy units to injured workers.  The company has since grown to provide a full range of workers' compensation services to self-insured employers, third party administrators, case management and insurance companies nationwide.  Modern Medical services include:  pharmacy benefit management, durable medical equipment, home health services, orthotics, prosthetics, electrotherapy, transportation services, translation services and home and vehicle modifications. 

For more information about Modern Medical, find them on the web at www.modernmedical.com or call the corporate office at 800-547-3330. 

Available Topic Expert: For information on the listed expert, click appropriate link.
www.profnetconnect.com/robyn_satterfield  

For additional information contact:

Lori Warner
Marketing Manager
Modern Medical
800-547-3330 x 1268
lwarner@modernmedical.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Modern Medical
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Intrepid Investment Bankers LLC Advises A-Med Health Care in the Sale of its Specialty Pharmacy Assets to Modern HC Pharmacy, Inc., a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Partners
2. The Medicus Firm Named 2012 "Best Places to Work in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare
3. The Thousand-Year Business Model for a Modern Biopharmaceutical Company
4. Valencia College verwendet hochmoderne Simbionix-Simulatoren für Ausbildungsprogramm im Bereich kardiovaskulärer Technologie
5. Lung Cancer Alliance Congratulates 75 Medical Centers For Moving Swiftly And Responsibly On Lung Cancer Screening
6. Medical Device Developers - Network at BIOMEDevice Boston Next Week
7. Winner Medicals Special Committee Appoints Independent Financial Advisor and Retains Legal Counsel
8. Study Finds Utilizing Integrated Medical and Pharmacy Data Improves Ability to Forecast Use of High-cost Specialty Treatments
9. CareFusion to Sell Neurodiagnostic Business to Natus Medical for $58 Million
10. ulrich medical USA™ Releases New Expandable Spinal Implant for US Market
11. Qmed, the Leading Global MedTech Industry Resource, Partners with Clarimed, to Provide the Medical Manufacturing and Healthcare Industry with FDA Reports on Adverse Events
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., ... vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced the launch ... the development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax ... provided exclusive access to enabling technologies to the ... MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced that its CE-Marked ... those with the widespread pain associated with fibromyalgia in ... Essex, England commented, "I had ... no sleep at all, tremendous pain, with every movement ... [the AVACEN 100] enough, how this has and is ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017  PMD Healthcare ... Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. , ... hub service that expedites and streamlines patient and provider ... PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... device used to measure lung function for a variety ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field of eating disorders, ... March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Southern ... and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with clinical associate professor Janice Frueh, ... cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health Conference. The SIU School ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes ... a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October ... Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse ... Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, ... quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many kids this ... by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids excited about ... ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having fun and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):