We see first-hand the devastating effects the opioid crisis has on the workforce. Combating the crisis requires a multi-faceted approach. We’re looking at what our data tells us, determining how we can intervene with the right resources, and making sure injured workers are being protected.
Our comprehensive opioid management strategy leverages data
to identify those who may be at risk of addiction. Our data also tells us when an opioid is inappropriately prescribed. When that happens, we stop the prescription from being filled or have a nurse review the case.
We’re focusing our pharmacy approach
to minimize excessive opioid prescriptions. We developed strict drug formularies and education in an effort to limit overprescribing of opioids to injured workers.
We also offer alternative pain management therapies and support for injured workers, so they can return to work safely. Watch John Kinney, our chief claims officer, describe how we’re using data to drive decisions to help and protect injured workers.