PMA Insurance Group And PMSI To Co-Present At Annual Drug Benefit Conference

                               

Sciame and Hittinger discuss "Managing Medication Utilization in  Workers' Compensation"

Tampa, Fl  (CompNewsNetwork) - Toby Hittinger, Assistant Vice President, Workers Compensation, PMA Insurance Group and Dr. Maria Sciame, Director of Clinical Services, PMSI, Inc. will be featured guest speakers at the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute's (PBMI) annual Drug Benefit Conference to be held this month in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Hittinger and Sciame's presentation "Managing Medication Utilization in Workers' Compensation Populations" will present solid data demonstrating significant improvement in medication utilization, successful risk mitigation results, and substantial cost savings.  Formulary management strategies in workers' compensation versus group health will be discussed, as well as the role of clinical pharmacy programs for workers' compensation, and case examples to illustrate appropriate use of medication therapies for injured workers.  Additionally, they will review the changing dynamic of pharmacy benefit managers (PBM's), payors, injured workers and physician relationships-how clinical resources can support smarter, more effective decision making-to produce improved care for the injured worker and cost efficiency for the payor.   

"Our attendees are searching for best practices that curb costs and increase the value of drug benefit programs," commented Dana H. Felthouse MBA, President, PBMI.  "We are pleased that PMA and PMSI have agreed to share specific tactics and solutions to improve patient care and drive down costs." 

The presentation will be held at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 North 7th Street in Phoenix, AZ at 2:15 on Thursday, February 28, 2008.

For more details on the PBMI Annual Drug Benefit Conference visit http://www.pbmi.com/conference.asp.  For more information regarding managing medication utilization in workers' compensation, contact 877.ASK.PMSI or askmarketing@pmsionline.com.  

About PMA Insurance Group
The PMA Insurance Group, a multi-line property and casualty insurer, specializes in workers' compensation insurance. Founded in 1915, PMA is known for service excellence and high levels of customer satisfaction.  Based in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, The PMA Insurance Group's companies are the insurance operating subsidiaries of PMA Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PMACA) that focus on insurance risk and insurance service products.

About PMSI
PMSI is the single-source solution for workers' compensation. Founded in 1976, today PMSI is the nation's largest full-service network provider of pharmacy, Medicare Set-Asides, medical services and equipment, and clinical services. PMSI promotes quality care for injured workers while helping clients contain costs and control utilization. PMSI is a subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen Corporation-a Top 50 company in the Fortune 500 list and among the Top 5 in the Pharmaceutical Service Providers category.

About Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute
The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute provides research, continuing education, publications and Web resources that help health care benefit executives work effectively with their pharmacy benefit managers to improve the design and management of drug benefit programs. Learn more at www.pbmi.com.

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