7/22/2020 | This week in Business Insurance Workers Compensation… – Editor
The National Council of Insurance Legislators voted to adopt a workers compensation drug formulary model, the council announced Wednesday.
A study released earlier this month showed a 6.7% decline in workers compensation claim activity where states have approved medical marijuana.
Opioid dispensing in workers compensation continues to be a hot issue as experts see the number of prescriptions continue to decrease in favor of physical medicine, non-opioid medications and behavioral interventions to treat pain.
A Louisiana lawmaker is pushing for the state to adopt a resolution creating a pilot program to address opioid abuse among those seeking lower-back pain care management.