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Opioid Addiction

February 21 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST 

Opioid Addiction 

Speaker:

Fernando Branco, MD, Medical Director, Midwest Employers Casualty Company

During this webinar, we will discuss the origins of our current opioid epidemic. What changed in medicine around 20 years ago to cause the opioid explosion? What is addiction? When is addiction diagnosed? What are the current trends on the opioid addiction? What should we expect in the next few months and years? What can insurance companies do to improve the handling of claims involving opioid addiction?

Attendee Takeaways:

  1. Understanding of the opioid addiction epidemic
  2. Determine what steps to take to control claims with opioid addiction
  3. How to avoid opioids and medications that control opioid's side effects to be included in the claim
  4. The future of the opioid epidemic

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Fernando is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain medicine and addiction medicine, He has 30 years of clinical practice in the fields of rehabilitation, pain and addiction. He is also the former medical director of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation/pain center, one of the centers of excellence for the treatment of chronic pain cases recognized by the American Pain Society. Fernando has decades of experience on worker's compensation cases, is the medical director of an excessive carrier (MWECC) dealing with difficult catastrophic (SCI, TBI, amputees, burns) and chronic pain patients and is a member of the Guidelines Committee for the ACOEM Guidelines.