SOURCE: myMatrixx


January 18, 2010 15:48 ET

myMatrixx Launches Innovative Approach to Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee in Workers' Compensation

Focus Is on Consensus Recommendations Working in Conjunction With Industry Approved Medications

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - January 18, 2010) - myMatrixx™ today announced the formal launch of its Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, which will develop and recommend clinically appropriate protocols and programs to enhance its proven workers' compensation platform and enable its clients to make appropriate decisions in regard to the myriad of new guidelines and requirements.

"As myMatrixx embraces the many changes that are underway in our industry," said Phil Walls, Chief Clinical Officer for myMatrixx, "we have recognized the need to assemble a body of experts that examine these changes in an unbiased, evidence-based manner. I believe that myMatrixx is uniquely positioned to assemble this group because our focus has always been on clinical pharmacy management and outcomes. We have significant ties to thought leaders in the industry, including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, several utilization review agents in Texas, and members of academia at several colleges such as the University of Utah's Pharmacoeconomoic Outcomes Research Center.

Unlike traditional P&T Committees that focus on drug selection for group healthcare plans, the myMatrixx P&T Committee will concentrate on the issues facing Workers' Compensation today and how to incorporate new rules and guidelines into a clinically based decision. These issues include adoption of the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) formulary by the Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers' Compensation, implementation of the FDA's new approved Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS), concern over diversion and the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) guideline for the proper disposal of dangerous drugs such as those used by many injured workers. "Our goal is to combine our advanced technology and existing clinical programs with the consensus opinion of some of the leading clinicians in the fields of pain management and workers' compensation," stated Dr. Steve Stanos, Medical Director for myMatrixx.

myMatrixx has already begun to use its body of experts to further develop a series of specific, real-time, customizable "triggers" that alert its on-staff clinicians of specific prescribing patterns that do not align well with its client's goals and objectives. As an example, one particular protocol will alert a clinician when opioid use in a chronic pain case is not optimally managed thus allowing myMatrixx to get ahead of the claim™ and correct bad prescribing patterns before the damage is done.

"Our vision is to move an industry that has traditionally relied on retrospective capabilities, driven by legacy and band-aided technology, into a pro-active, clinically driven atmosphere," said Steve MacDonald, CEO of myMatrixx. "We believe our clients gain the insight and knowledge of our clinical and operations team's experience, which resides in the protocols and technology we have invested in over the past nine years."

The company will continue to look for innovative ways through technology, communication, and partnership to radically reduce the use of inappropriate medication. The use of real-time information, predictive models, and customizable alerts will continue to be a major focus; however, the way myMatrixx provides this information to pharmacists, physicians and its own clinicians will be an additional role the P&T committee plays.

As a result of this new focus, myMatrixx has also begun to review additional services and capabilities that will compliment its unique pharmacy programs.

About myMatrixx

myMatrixx® simplifies the management of and reduces the cost of workers' compensation pharmacy claims. Utilizing a unique approach called Technology Plus™ that combines advanced technology, expert clinical support and productivity-improving processes; myMatrixx reduces unnecessary costs. Clients have a 360 degree view of their claimants through a consolidated view of data, real-time alerts and comprehensive reporting to improve the administration of workers' comp benefits. For more information on myMatrixx, visit

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