As the medical costs of workers’ compensation claims have risen sharply in recent years, the importance of understanding the utilization and cost of surgical implants has risen as well. Employers, TPAs and carriers are all searching for more effective ways to monitor expenses for what can be a very large portion of the medically-related costs of a claim. Setting reserves, calculating MSAs and claims settlements all depend on accurate information. Among the topics to be covered in this session will be utilization review, fee schedules and calculation of prices. This discussion will bring together several parties involved in the process: Dr. Edward Stolarski is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement as well as complex revisions. William Earnest is the Senior Vice President of Hospital Corporation of America-Ambulatory Surgery Division, operating 36 surgical centers. Denise Evans is the National Director of Claims for Staffmark, overseeing the claims of 300 offices in over 30 states. David Anderson is the Vice President of Operations at Orchid Medical and manages a program that allows payers in the workers’ compensation industry to monitor implant pricing.