For those attending the National Work Comp and Disability Conference in Las Vegas next week, here are a few things you may want to check out.
Following up on last week’s webinar reporting the results of our Survey on Opioid Management in Work Comp, I’ll be discussing the report and answering questions at CID Management’s booth. It’s an invite thing, so click here to get signed up.
Wednesday at 5:30 good friend and colleague Peter Rousmaniere will be discussing his new book, Work Safe: An Employer’s Guide to Safety and Health in a Diversified Workforce. The event will be held in the Mandalay Bay Hotel; stop by either the Concentra or Broadspire booth to get details.
MedRisk (consulting client) will have their magician on hand; if you haven’t seen him do his stuff, it’s a must-see.
I’ll be at Millennium Labs’ booth (1245) Wednesday at 10 and 4, stop by to catch up on the latest in drug testing, new illicit substances making the rounds, and creative things folks are doing to try and fool the testers.
The AMA – American Medical Association is there. You may want to ask them what their position on physician dispensing for profit is; I and others (thank you, American Insurance Association!) have been trying to get them to get real about this for years…their policy statement says it’s a no-no, but their lobbyists seem to support it.
Alkermes is the company that manufactures Vivatrol; the injectable intended to address opioid addiction. I’ve heard some payers are considering the medication as part of a comprehensive treatment program – may be worth checking them out.
There are a ship-load of medical device companies on the floor, most with products intended for spinal surgical implants. There are also a few companies offering solutions to the implant problem. You may want to visit one of the suppliers, then hop on over to a cost containment firm to compare and contrast…
Gensco Labs – these are the wonderful purveyors of SpeedGel(r), that amazing concoction guaranteed to speed recovery, reduce pain, maybe even grow hair on turtles, and all for a price just ten times more than it’s almost-identical off-the-shelf competitor; Ben-Gay.
Ask them: How exactly is your stuff different and better than Ben-Gay? Show me the research!
Alas, Automated Healthcare Solutions (the folks who sued me for defamation in federal court, only to have the case thrown out), is not exhibiting; located in the same Florida ‘hood as Gensco, and sharing at least one corporate exec, perhaps they don’t want to steal the limelight…
I’m going to try and report from the conference, but with few minutes to breathe it will be difficult – at best.
Pleasant travels, and remember – what happens in Vegas, gets recorded on smartphones.