LANSING, Mich., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeffrey Austin White, director of Medical Management Practices & Strategy for Accident Fund Holdings, Inc., will be speaking at the 68th Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC) on August 19, 2013.
White is the inventor of the award-winning and patented Care Analytics® solution, a software application that uses predictive analytics to optimize medical resources and generates alerts regarding abnormal treatment patterns. He will be presenting along side a panel of experts with a primary focus on recent changes in injury mix, cost shifting, and narcotic utilization. White will also share his opinion on the top five future challenges of medical cost containment in workers' compensation.
An informative session entitled, "Savings Isn't Everything: What is Your Data Really Telling You about Quality?" will address this issue in depth. A panel of experts, including Jerry D. Poole, president and COO for Acrometis; and George Furlong, senior vice president of Managed Care Program for Outcomes Analysis will discuss specific tips along with White on what metrics to look for in your claims data and what these numbers tell you about your claims when it comes to controlling cost and utilization. Participants will leave this session with an understanding on how various data points tell a story about a claim and what actionable steps they can apply to cases today.
Held at the Orlando World Center Marriott, 8701 World Center Dr., in Orlando, Fla., the event takes place August 18-21, 2013.
Presented by the Workers' Compensation Institute, the WCEC is the largest gathering of its kind in the nation and offers discipline-specific programs and break out sessions from hundreds of national speakers. For more information about this conference, visit www.wci360.com/conference.
For more information about Accident Fund Holdings Inc., visit www.accidentfundholdings.com.
Accident Fund Holdings, Inc.
Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. (Lansing, Mich.) and its subsidiaries are one of the largest workers' compensation insurers and the largest non-governmental specialty writer of workers' compensation insurance in the United States. AFHI conducts business through its four brands: Accident Fund, United Heartland, CompWest and Third Coast Underwriters. AFHI's insurance company subsidiaries are rated "A-" (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Accident Fund Holdings is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
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