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Helios brings the focus of workers’ compensation and auto no-fault Pharmacy Benefit Management, Ancillary, and Settlement Solutions back to where it belongs—the injured person. This comes with a passion and intensity on delivering value beyond just the transactional savings for which we excel. To learn how our creative and innovative tools, expertise, and industry leadership can help your business shine, visit www.HeliosComp.com.

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Looking Into the Political Horizon

Learn what to watch for in the 2016 regulatory and legislative season.
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A new political year is rolling in on the heels of a tumultuous and hectic 2015. The workers’ compensation industry is being tugged from opposite ends, while set against the backdrop of a potentially caustic election cycle at both national and state levels. This paper discusses what we foresee on the 2016 political horizon.

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Helios brings the focus of workers’ compensation and auto no-fault Pharmacy Benefit Management, Ancillary, and Settlement Solutions back to where it belongs—the injured person. This comes with a passion and intensity on delivering value beyond just the transactional savings for which we excel. To learn how our creative and innovative tools, expertise, and industry leadership can help your business shine, visit www.HeliosComp.com.
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Opioid Analgesics have the Potential to Affect Every Major Body System – Meet Tom

The side effects of opioid analgesics often outweigh the benefits of their painrelieving properties. To illustrate these effects, we share the story of Tom.
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THIS IS TOM.

The side effects of opioid analgesics often outweigh the benefits of their painrelieving properties. To illustrate these effects, we share the story of Tom, a 49-year-old man who injured his back when he tripped while unloading his truck. He lost his balance, fell, and twisted his lower back, causing immediate right-sided, low-back pain. Initially, the pain only affected the lower spine and his symptoms were effectively treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). A few weeks later, however, his low back pain started traveling down the back of his upper thigh, through his calf muscles, and into the bottom of his right foot. He developed right leg weakness that, in combination with the pain, decreased his balance and made walking difficult.

Tom participated in physical therapy, water therapy, and tried epidural steroid injections. With his pain worsening and nonresponsive to all other treatment measures, his physician recommended a lumbar fusion. Despite surgery, his pain persisted. Tom ultimately underwent a second lumbar fusion. A diagnosis of failed back syndrome followed and a spinal cord stimulator was implanted, but was later removed due to its limited effectiveness. Thus, his pain medications, mostly short and long-acting opioid analgesics, had become the sole treatment for his uncontrolled pain. Even with monitoring to ensure proper usage of his opioid analgesic medications with a signed medication agreement (pain contract), regular pill counts, and urine drug testing, Tom still experienced side effects that would eventually impact nearly all of his major body systems.

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Helios brings the focus of workers’ compensation and auto no-fault Pharmacy Benefit Management, Ancillary, and Settlement Solutions back to where it belongs—the injured person. This comes with a passion and intensity on delivering value beyond just the transactional savings for which we excel. To learn how our creative and innovative tools, expertise, and industry leadership can help your business shine, visit www.HeliosComp.com.
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2015 Industry Perspective – Second Edition

2nd edition of Industry Perspective is a reference guide that provides a synopsis of key legislative issues, pricing and reimbursement data by state, claims trends, and medical and pharmacy cost data.
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The Best of Both Worlds: PBM and State Mandated Formularies Can Work Together

A formulary is an approved medication list often based on clinical review of evidence-based medicine and both nationally and regionally approved medical guidelines. Helios has used proprietary formularies to help manage the utilization of medications for specific injuries or a category of injuries for decades. Their application at the point-of-sale along with drug utilization review criteria and other program business rules has served as a proactive and effective first line of defense against claims leakage and prescription misuse and abuse.

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Helios brings the focus of workers’ compensation and auto no-fault Pharmacy Benefit Management, Ancillary, and Settlement Solutions back to where it belongs—the injured person. This comes with a passion and intensity on delivering value beyond just the transactional savings for which we excel. To learn how our creative and innovative tools, expertise, and industry leadership can help your business shine, visit www.HeliosComp.com.
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