National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference

presented by Risk & Insurance

The Link Between Behavioral Health and Physical Health Is Stronger Than You Think

Mental health can have a significant impact on physical health. Expert panelists will explain what you need to do, watch for, and ask when navigating workers’ comp claims that include components such as mood disorders, trauma and stress-related disorders and substance use disorders. These issues impact a growing body of claims, especially now that several states are considering adding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a covered condition.
Tron Emptage
Chief Clinical Officer, Optum
Tron Emptage  leverages 25 years of experience in developing and managing key program components, such as medication plans and formularies, utilization reviews, physician outreach, clinical intervention, and pharmacist and nursing support, ensures injured workers receive the right care at the right time.
David Vittoria, Senior Vice President, Clinical Business & Product Development, Carisk
Mr. Vittoria has over 25 years' experience in senior clinical and operations capacities within the behavioral health field. Mr. Vittoria provides clinical and administrative oversight of all behavioral health functions in Carisk’s Clinical Services division across all lines of business including commercial, government, Medicare, Medicaid and workers’ comp.
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