San Diego, CA – Enlyte recently released the second portion of its Mitchell Pharmacy Solutions Drug Trends Series Report, which analyzes the state of pharmacy trends in workers’ comp.
In part two of the series, Mitchell explores trends experienced within its combined in- and out-of-network channels to address the total view of prescription activity.
From a percentage perspective, in-network still represents the majority with over 80% of the prescriptions filled, with out-of-network representing less than 20%, indicating pharmacy management programs continue to positively influence prescription utilization.
Key highlights included:
- Both out-of-network prescription utilization and cost decreased slightly from 2020 (down 1.2 & 1.4 points respectively)
- Generic utilization remained relatively flat at 88.1% from 88.3% of all prescriptions in 2020. Generic efficiency increased 0.1 points from 98.2% to 98.3%.
- The top 10 therapeutic classes accounted for a majority of both total scripts and total cost.
- Seven of the top 10 therapeutic classes experienced decreased utilization and cost per claim in 2021.
- The largest utilization increase was within the hematological class at 3.8%, and the largest decrease was within the antiulcer class at 13.8%, followed by the opioid class at 10.2%.
Get the free report: Mitchell Pharmacy Solutions Drug Trends Series Part 2
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