Opioids

As claim severity climbs, analytic insights hold key to containment

Insurers today are struggling with what seems like an intractable problem: the impact of rising claim severity on their bottom line. This upswing shows no sign of abatement: for the past two decades, severity has...

Drug Formularies Continue to Expand in Workers’ Comp Systems

Balancing rising medical and pharmaceutical costs with appropriate and timely treatment for injured workers has been an ongoing struggle for workers’ compensation professionals. But recent trends indicate a positive...

CMS Issues New Regulations Aimed at Identifying and Limiting Potential Opioid Abuse

On April 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule which updated regulations for Medicare Advantage Plans (MAP) and Medicare Part D programs. The primary focus of the updates is...