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Cost Increases Drive Higher Drug Trend for Workers' Compensation

Overall drug trend for workers' compensation increased 9.5%, according to the Express Scripts Workers' Compensation Drug Trend Report, primarily from an 8.2% jump in cost per prescription.

Safe and Appropriate Use of Opioids Begins at the Moment of Injury

With increasing emergency room visits due to the misuse or abuse of opioid analgesics, a medication largely used in the workers’ comp industry, payers are seeking tools to reduce their misuse or abuse. Learn about the success of such a tool.

Response to “Compounding is Confounding Workers’ Compensation”

My colleagues that participate in CompPharma authored a very good piece on compounding medications.
While the recommendations made by the consortium are sound, we need to apply practical steps given the
current environment.

Five Common Misconceptions in Workers’ Compensation

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.

Healthcare Solutions Pharmacy White Paper - Compound Drugs

When it comes to compounded prescription drugs, it’s a fairly good bet that payers in the workers’ compensation market are paying more than they should. Read more to learn how Healthcare Solutions' compound drug program is saving money for clients.

Specialty Drugs in Workers' Compensation

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.

Medical Marijuana: Low Impact or High Cost?

Legalized use of medical and/or recreational marijuana in some states raises questions about what workplace safety, drug testing, and other risk management policies employers may want to adopt or modify and the possible consequences of the policies.

Focus on Pharmacy: Physician Dispensing

CorVel’s Focus on Pharmacy Management whitepapers aim to provide readers with tools and approaches to to mitigate exposure in their risk program.

The Price of Compounded Medications

In workers’ comp, compounded medications are typically prescribed as second or third line therapy, but over the years, their use as first line therapy has grown greatly along with costs, begging the question if financial incentives are more important

Opioid Drug Treatment Case Study

This study looks inside a catastrophic work comp case that included multiple opioids totaling over $27,000 a month. The case was brought to myMatrixx for review and the outcome delivered a savings of over $250,000 per year for the claim.

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