Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from the IAIABC that found states that have taken a multifaceted approach in responding to the opioid epidemic have realized a positive impact.
The Opioid Policy Inventory report includes findings from a survey in which 33 states participated, and highlights 23 strategies being used in those states. Each of the states surveyed has implemented at least five strategies to address opioids, including prescription drug monitoring programs, community outreach programs, and drug courts. Workers’ comp specific strategies included utilization review, ex-parte communication, weaning regimens, and treatment guidelines. Emerging strategies include restrictions on opioid day supply, dosage and pill counts, as well as abuse deterrent formulations.
Find out more (including a link to the free report!) by clicking here!