PRI Mission Statement

Our goal is simple: to provide honest, action-oriented information to medical professionals.

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Insurance Funded Research

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Independent Analysis

The best way to insure honest results is to conduct truly independent analysis by experts without bias.

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Article Archive

This archive contains seven articles of interest to our Members published from 2016 to 2018.

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The PRI Commitment

  • Committed to supporting physician autonomy in treating patients.
  • Committed to rigorous examination of research being used to influence public policy.
  • Committed to the proper care of patients.
  • All doctors, unlike insurance claim representatives or government bureaucrats, take an oath “to do no harm.”

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Emerging Issues

E-Prescribing Laws: How Does Your State Compare? (March 2020;Updated April 2020)

Stirred by the opioid crisis, state legislatures began enacting E-prescribing laws which required prescriptions for certain medicines to be sent electronically to the pharmacy.  The notion was that electronic transmission would cut down on fraudulent paper transactions.

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Do Treatment Guidelines and Formularies Work? (October 2019)

Formularies are a standard feature in health insurance and now are appearing in the workers compensation area.

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Workers’ Compensation – “And The Money Keeps Rolling In” – To Insurers (July 2019)

Since its creation in January 2016, PRI has developed an ever increasing interest in tracking insurance company profitability in the workers compensation marketplace.

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Oregon Report 2018 (October 2018)

One “Big” Takeaway on Workers’ Compensation “Reforms”

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The Blame Game  on Opioids and How to Find a Solution (February 2018, Updated December 2018 – see bolded text)

The current opioid epidemic has “…claimed more lives than the HIV/AIDS crisis at its peak.” Time Magazine, November 13, 2017, p.15. Policy makers have taken notice of the epidemic and state legislatures have enacted various bills over the last year; President Trump declared the opioid epidemic to be a national public health emergency on October 26, 2017.

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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP):  How Does Your State Compare (October 2017)

49 states (Missouri still out) and the District of Columbia have established Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) which track certain schedule drugs and provide a database which can be accessed by doctors, licensing authorities and law enforcement.

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