CID Management Presents "Uncapping the Truth"

How to Identify, Manage, and Control Opioids, Narcotics, and Other High-Cost Prescriptions

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Health Strategy Associates' Principal, Joseph Paduda, recently conducted "Uncapping the Truth," a webinar revealing the results of CID Management's First Annual Survey of Opioids in Workers' Compensation.

The survey probed payers' understanding of opioid use in workers' comp and strategies to control the associated costs and risks. The survey revealed that addressing the treating physicians and combining a strong physician-based clinical peer review program would deliver the best results.

Further, the survey produced more than 400 respondents, and the webinar generated over 400 additional registrants. According to Paduda, "The high-level of interest in both the survey and the webinar proves that the industry acknowledges the opioid problem and is anxious to find a solution. Utilizing a program such as CID Management's Avert is critical to any payors' narcotics management strategy."

Avert is CID Management's response to the most significant problem in workers' comp today. Avert, a physician-based narcotics management program, identifies, manages, and controls opioid and other high-cost prescriptions.

If your injured employees' utilization of high-cost prescriptions continues to rise, even with a strong PBM program, Avert will provide the system and process to help minimize costs, utilization, and risk of accidental overdoses.

"CID's 11-year-plus history in developing physician-based clinical solutions has helped to address the opioid problem in workers' comp. Our clients have found Avert to be an integral part of their overall narcotics management strategy," said Steven Cardinale, Co-Founder and Managing Director of CID Management.

According to Robyn Satterfield, Director of Clinical Services at Modern Medical, "The peer review services from CID provide Modern Medical's pharmacists with essential information for our clients. Modern Medical utilizes CID's peer review services in conjunction with our Opioid Defense Manager Program and to supplement our pharmacist-based reviews. CID's clinical expertise offers sound, evidence-based recommendations in support of weaning claimants off inappropriate and unnecessary medications. Their knowledge of the workers' compensation industry and the opioid problems facing our claimant population makes CID a valuable partner for Modern Medical's peer reviews."

Please visit to view the "Uncapping the Truth" webinar video.

About CID Management

Based in Westlake Village, California, and serving workers' compensation payers nationally, CID Management is a workers' compensation utilization management company that offers a unique range of services collectively known as The Clinical Experience. Under The Clinical Experience, CID provides utilization review (UR), peer review, and peer-to-peer physician case management to provide decisions that support evidence-based care, control medical costs, and mitigate risks. CID also offers Clinical Help Desk, Avert, and Physician Conversations, all of which help clients get fast and instructive answers to clinical, regulatory, and administrative questions to prevent claims from stalling. CID can be reached at or 866-301-6568.

About Health Strategy Associates

Health Strategy Associates is a national workers' compensation consulting firm serving managed care organizations, employers, health care providers, private equity firms, and insurers. Principal Joseph Paduda also writes the popular blog and regularly conducts surveys on managing pharmacy costs, bill review systems, claims systems, and similar topics. For more information, please see

About Modern Medical

Modern Medical, a Healthcare Solutions Company, was 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, and 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

Media Contact: David Dubrof, CID Management, 866-301-6568 x717,

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