4002 – How Is The Opiate Epidemic Affecting Your Workers Comp Case?
1. Review national data from several resources that will provide current data on the opiate epidemic. Will also look at the states that have an increase in opiate usage.
2. Provide a development and strategic plan by using education, utilization review, conservative physicians, prescription drug monitoring programs, behavioral assessment, benefits of pharmacy benefits networks, narcotic agreements, different types of drug screening utilizing the most current data available.
3. Discussion of the effects of opiates, benzodiazepines and amphetamine like drugs to include different levels of potency that can affect claims and your patients.