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This Clinically Focused Claims Program Is Taking Opioids Out of the Pain Management Equation

One workers’ comp carrier is doing its part to keep injured workers off unnecessary painkillers in the first place.

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The opioid epidemic, though now well-recognized as a major public health crisis, continues to rage on as health care organizations, policymakers and local communities look for solutions.

According to AmTrust Financial’s 2019 Opioid Prescription Risk Report, an average of 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The problem is particularly acute in workers’ compensation, where chronic pain is a common diagnosis among injured workers. National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) data shows that in 2016, 44% of all workers’ comp claims with a prescription included at least one prescription for an opioid.

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