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Accident Fund Experts to Address Fraud Issues at 2014 Insurance Fraud Management Conference

LANSING, Mich., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Insurance fraud experts Michael Grenon, director of Investigative Services, and Craig Bilinski, manager of the Medical Center of Excellence for Accident Fund Holdings, Inc., will serve on panels at the 2014 Insurance Fraud Management (IFM) Conference on March 9-12. The duo will provide important insights on key fraud issues including supplier scams, physician dispensing, opioid abuse and health care crossover.

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Fraud, waste and abuse of opioids is a major problem in the United States, particularly in the workers' compensation industry where the prevalence of these drugs is high in relation to the types of injuries. Accident Fund Holdings has been studying this problem for several years in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine. Their new peer-reviewed journal article on the impact of physician dispensing on claims outcomes will be published in the May issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

"Our company is uniquely positioned to address fraud, waste and abuse in the pharmacy space as a result of our research and efforts to develop a custom-built narcotics program," said Bilinski. Accident Fund Holdings received two national technology innovation awards for Care Analytics® in 2013 for the program's achievements in improving the care for injured workers related to opioids.

The IFM event is being held at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Fla. The conference is presented by the Insurance Fraud Management Advisory Panel and the National Insurance Crime Bureau and offers a comprehensive range of information to develop, implement and manage insurance fraud-prevention programs.

About Accident Fund Holdings

Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. (Lansing, Mich.) and its subsidiaries are one of the largest workers' compensation insurers and the largest non-governmental specialty writer of workers' compensation insurance in the United States. Accident Fund Holdings conducts business through its four brands: Accident Fund, United Heartland, CompWest and Third Coast Underwriters. Accident Fund Holdings' insurance company subsidiaries are rated "A-" (Excellent) by A.M. Best.

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