|White Paper: Drug Therapy Tapering Guidelines
A deeply researched assessment for how the tapering process is often deferred indefinitely or handled incorrectly due to drug treatment complexities and lack of guideline clarity. In fact, the research shows there are NO guidelines that address the tapering of a polypharmacy drug regimen, which is a large and important missing piece to what doctors need to know.
|Clinical Poster: Tapering Algorithms for Opioids
An Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy award-winning clinical poster that presents the findings from a comprehensive overview of the published peer-review literature related to opioid tapering strategies in pain management.
|Clinical Poster: Tapering Algorithms for Benzodiazepines
An Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy clinical poster that presents the findings from an algorithm developed for tapering benzodiazepines that are used in conjunction with pain management therapy.
|White Paper: Mitigation Strategies for the Medicare Set-Aside (MSA)
Methods, proven over time, that mitigate the costs (financial and health) of inappropriate drug regimens for long-term treatment of chronic pain in Work Comp. The “package of evidence” is key in overcoming the inertia in settling claims due to extraordinary lifetime medical expenses.
|Info-graphic: Managing Chronic Pain
An educational info-graphic designed to help patients understand chronic pain therapy and how opioids help (or hurt) that process. Easy to read with helpful statistics and hints, this resource is available for anyone who wishes to use it, including patients, physicians and clinicians, nurses, claims adjusters, attorneys, etc.
|Info-graphic: The Tapering Process
This easy-to-read info-graphic educates patients on the process whereby inappropriate medications, such as opioids, can be tapered (or weaned) from a treatment plan. This resource is available to all interested audiences, including patients, physicians and clinicians, nurses, claims adjusters, attorneys, etc.
|White Paper: Legacy Cleanup, Texas Style
A comprehensive review of the Texas Closed Formulary (TCF) on prescription drugs for Work Comp claims, both the proactive tactics taken to address new claims and the “cleanup” of the older legacy claims whose drug regimens have become inappropriate over time. The success of the TCF is a model for other jurisdictions that have issues with the over/misuse of prescription drugs.