Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of Coventry WCS’ 2012 Pharmacy Trend Analysis report, which found that clients experienced a 5.3% decrease in drug utilization due to First Script’s management programs.
Coventry also saw decreases in narcotic utilization, with claims between years one and ten showing narcotic spend and scripts per claim decreasing 17% and 15% respectively, over 2011. The report also notes that MED decreases may be a more valuable metric than just volume or spend, pointing out that average MED for First Script injured workers has declined 11% in the first two years post-injury since 2010.
Find out more (including a link to the free report!) by clicking here!