ORLANDO, Fla., July 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Orchid Medical (Orchid), a leading provider of integrated ancillary and surgical cost containment solutions for the workers’ compensation industry, today announced that David Anderson, ATP, vice president of operations for Orchid, will present at the 71st Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference®. The presentation, “Difficulties of Surgery in Workers’ Compensation,” is part of the conference’s national trends series and takes place on Monday, August 22 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Orlando World Center Marriott.
Surgery is a pivotal point in the continuum of care and often a predictor of future claim costs. Anderson will join a panel of industry experts to discuss challenges and best practices in managing surgeries in workers’ compensation. The panel includes Steven E. Weber, D.O., with Orlando Orthopaedic Center, Cheryl Gulasa, RN, CPHM, CCM, vice president at AmeriSys, and Michael Costello, business development director at Tenet Healthcare. Anderson will address strategies that payers can implement to reduce surgery costs.
“In workers’ compensation surgical implants are used in over 50% of surgical procedures,” said Anderson. “Implantable devices, ranging from pins, rods and screws to total knee replacements, may be marked up as high as 500%; it’s critical for payers to seek solutions for monitoring and controlling the exorbitant costs of implants.”
Anderson’s in-depth expertise in workers’ compensation patient care and medical cost containment has allowed him to speak across the nation on topics such as myoelectric prosthetics, complex rehabilitation equipment and surgical implants.