Prescription Drug Management in Workers’ Compensation (PDF)
The Fifteenth Annual Survey Report
(based on 2017 data)
Over the last eight years, workers’ compensation prescription drug costs have decreased by approximately $1.1 billion. In large part this has been driven by a dramatic decline in opioid usage and cost, particularly for new claimants.
Prescription drugs have long been a critical issue in workers’ compensation. Accounting for one of every seven medical dollars, pharmacy’s impact on patient recovery, disability duration, return to work, and claim settlement outweighs the benefit’s dollar expense … (Click link above for full report)