Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some news from the broader opioid front with New York Governor Cuomo’s announcement that new health insurance reforms aimed at combatting the state’s heroin and opioid crisis went into effect on January 1.
The new reforms were part of the legislative package that the Governor signed last year, which included included several best practices and recommendations identified by the Governor’s Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Now that they’re in effect, health insurance plans will be required to cover treatment services provided to New Yorkers suffering from opioid addiction, increase access to treatment, expand community prevention strategies, and limit the over-prescription of opioids in the state. The latest changes also join other measures already in effect, like the reduction of prescription limits for opioids from 30-days to seven.
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