WALNUT CREEK, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2014) - Paradigm Outcomes, the nation's leading provider of catastrophic and complex medical management services, today announced the appointment of Tim Pokorney, RPh, to the role of Senior Vice President of Sales. Pokorney will lead a new business unit focused on growing the company's chronic pain management services. He will report to Chief Sales Officer Kevin Turner and be based in Arizona.

As a clinical executive and pharmacist, Pokorney is well qualified to capitalize on Paradigm's proven biopsychosocial approach to managing complex and chronic pain claims. Independent analysis by Milliman, Inc., an actuarial and consulting firm, estimates that Paradigm managed pain claims experience a 41% savings in lifetime costs. Additionally, Paradigm's data-driven approach leads to a 43% release to return to work rate and a 55% decrease in morphine equivalents for chronic cases.

"Paradigm leverages specialized clinical and case management resources to achieve market-leading outcomes in the complex pain arena," said Turner. "Tim's experience managing innovative, clinical programs for workers' compensation clients makes him a perfect fit for our unique approach to chronic pain. I'm confident our clients will appreciate his knowledge of market trends and medicine, and benefit from collaborating with him to resolve complex claims."

Pokorney spent the past nine years working for Express Scripts, Inc. In his last position there, he served as the Clinical Director of their workers' compensation division and held responsibility for all clinical offerings, client satisfaction, sales and operations. He also worked as the Senior Manager of pharmacy operations and as a Clinical Account Executive. Prior to Express Scripts, Pokorney was a District Pharmacy Manager for the Walgreen Company. He is a registered pharmacist and holds a bachelor's degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

"I look forward to joining the Paradigm team and contributing to the growth of their chronic pain solution," said Pokorney. "The success of their program in achieving meaningful clinical results, like reducing opioid use, enhancing function, and returning injured people to work, is precisely what the rest of the industry hopes to achieve. I'm excited to join their efforts to improve the lives of injured workers."

About Paradigm Management Services, LLC

Paradigm Outcomes provides acute and ongoing catastrophic and complex case management services for acquired brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, amputations, burns and chronic pain. As the nation's leading provider of complex and catastrophic medical management in the workers' compensation industry, Paradigm achieves 5x better medical outcomes and lowers total costs by 40%. Paradigm accomplishes this by bringing together nationally recognized doctors, nurses and specialists, the best network of care facilities in the country, and more than 20 years of clinical data to guide decisions. For more information, visit www.paradigmcorp.com.

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