Tron Emptage

As Chief Clinical Officer, Tron Emptage oversees our comprehensive suite of clinical programs designed to help payers gain more control over medical costs to achieve better outcomes for injured workers. Tron leverages two decades of pharmacy and managed care experience to develop and manage key program components, such as medication plans and formularies, utilization reviews, physician outreach, clinical intervention and pharmacist and nursing support. The use of these programs by our customers ensures injured workers receive the right therapy at the right time.

Tron has played instrumental roles in developing a number of innovative clinical initiatives, including our patent-pending data analytics model, our clinical oversight programs and our urine drug monitoring program – further helping the company transform the way workers’ compensation payers manage claims and contain costs through utilization programs. He shares his experiences as a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences and as author of several white papers and journal articles on topics ranging from prescription drug misuse to pharmacy management strategies.

Tron is a registered pharmacist licensed in the state of Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from The Ohio State University and a Master of Arts degree from Ashland University. Tron is an experienced lecturer and teacher and volunteers his time with several professional, community and non-profit organizations.

Recent insights

  • Speaker at Insurance Rehabilitation Synergy Group Conference in San Francisco, May 2018
  • Subject matter expertise in CEU sessions:
    • Managing the prosthetics claim
    • Ancillary trends in workers' comp and auto no-fault claims
    • Injection therapy
    • Clinical concerns and medication alternatives in workers' comp and auto no-fault
    • Claims without opioids in workers' comp and auto no-fault
    • Case management view in workers' comp and auto no-fault



Emptage
Tron Emptage
Chief Clinical Officer
Tron.Emptage@​optum.com

250 Progressive Way
Westerville, OH 43082

Topics

  • Average Wholesale Price (AWP)
  • Chronic pain; clinical intervention
  • Comorbidities
  • Compounded medications
  • Formularies/medication plans
  • Fraud, waste and abuse
  • Generic medications
  • Medical marijuana
  • Medication trends
  • Opioid analgesic utilization/management
  • Pharmacy benefit management
  • Physician dispensing