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This white paper from Progressive Medical's SignatureSeries reports that a coordinated approach is needed to effectively solve the issue of opioid misuse and abuse in the workers' compensation industry.
Published: 04/17/2012 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
Unnecessary Use of Higher-Priced Medications Leading Cause of Waste; Lower-Cost, Clinically Equivalent Alternatives Would Save Billions for Workers' Compensation Payers
Physician dispensing in workers' compensation is cause for concern for many payors because it is hard to control utilization, oversight and cost.
Published: 07/31/2013 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
Experts from Healthcare Solutions identify and debunk five common myths in workers’ compensation and explain why a thorough understanding of these issues can help improve injured worker outcomes, decrease administrative burden and reduce costs.
Workers’ compensation today focuses on assuring that injured workers receive appropriate
medical treatment while attempting to manage quality, cost and liabilities. The system has become
increasingly more complex.
Twenty years ago there were only ten specialty drugs on the market and they were rarely seen in workers’ compensation. Today there are over 300 and drugs such as anticoagulants and antivirals are making their way into claims.
Express Scripts Research Shows Choosing Appropriate Medications Could Save Workers' Compensation Pay
Published: 03/19/2012 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
Choosing clinically equivalent, lower-cost narcotic medications could cut more than $23 million a year in pharmacy-related costs for workers' compensation claims, according to an Express Scripts analysis.
Published: 09/05/2012 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
It's no secret prescription drug spending represents a disproportionately high percentage of workers' compensation costs. This white paper discusses a recent NCCI study on rising prescription drug costs and Sedgwick’s pharmacy solutions for clients.
Published: 10/29/2013 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
PMSI's Government Affairs team has compiled a very informative summary of the issues that are making news across the country. This legislative update details specific regulations from around the country and how they impact you.
Published: 02/27/2012 in Workers’ Comp & Disability
New suite of Express Scripts workers' compensation services will detect and deter fraud in workers’ compensation prescriptions saving tens of millions of dollars annually.