Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the US DOL OWCP’s Division of Federal Employees’ Compensation (DFEC) announcement that it recently re-affirmed its award of a contract to Coventry that will allow the program to implement changes that improve and expand medication safety and quality initiatives for injured federal workers.
The Department noted that it is committed to fighting the effects of opioid misuse for federal workers, and that over the next year, numerous new, modern, and convenient features will be available for injured workers, prescribers, pharmacies and Department staff, including plenty of new safety and authorization features, as well as the ability to review an expanded list of injured worker medication profiles, and perform outreach to prescribers. Previously intensive outreach had only been available to a group of injured workers prescribed opioids at a high dosage.
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