WESTERVILLE, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Progressive Medical, Inc. released a new white paper, “Managing the Medical Foods Dilemma.” The white paper addresses the increasing role medical foods play in workers’ compensation and the surrounding concern due to lack of conclusive clinical evidence to validate medical foods’ effectiveness. The paper also offers insight to how payors can proactively control utilization of medical foods and manage expenses.
Key highlights of “Managing the Medical Foods Dilemma” include:
- Medical foods are beginning to account for a greater portion of workers’ compensation medical expenses – comprising more than 12 percent of costs
- The challenges workers’ compensation payors face including out-of-network bills, incorrectly classified medical foods and safety concerns for injured workers
- Steps to ensure medical foods are managed effectively to decrease costs and increase injured worker safety
“Though the cost share medical foods plays in workers’ compensation expenses overall may seem small, we have identified the rising trend that will only continue to grow,” said Tron Emptage, chief clinical and compliance officer for Progressive Medical. “It is critical that payors take action now to put strategies for managing medical foods into place so they can stay one step ahead in ensuring injured worker safety and reducing the total cost of the claim.”
You can request a copy of “Managing the Medical Foods Dilemma” here.