March 15, 2018

WorkCompRecap: Just Once…

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a new study featured in the The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine that states that the use of long-acting opioid medications for treatment of chronic pain is a significant driver of medical indemnity expenses in workers’ comp claims.

The new report, a collaboration of Accident Fund and Johns Hopkins, evaluated four years’ worth of workers’ comp claims in the State of Michigan for opioids’ effects. According to Accident Fund, their undertaking is unique in that it is the first scientifically validated study to demonstrate that long-acting opioids, “even if taken just once, leads to catastrophic claim cost”.

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