MSP Compliance Blog

Expert summary, analysis and recommendations on issues impacting Medicare Secondary Payer compliance.

Request to FDA to Change Opioid Labels

Posted on October 1, 2012 by Rita Wilson

To those who may not know, PROP (Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing) http://www.supportprop.org/ is an organization comprised of practicing physicians whose mission is “to reduce morbidity and mortality resulting from prescribing of opioids, and to promote cautious, safe and responsible opioid prescribing practices.”  …

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Recent Study Links Opioid Use to Escalation in Overall Claim Cost

Posted on September 23, 2012 by Rita Wilson

The over-prescribing of opioids and subsequent problems of addiction, overdose and even death is a public health crisis that has dramatically impacted workers’ compensation. A startling 55 to 85 percent of injured workers receive narcotics for chronic pain. A recent…

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The Rising Cost of Opioid Narcotics In Workers’ Compensation

Posted on June 23, 2012 by Tower MSA

The  American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine states, “the overuse of opioid therapy to treat chronic pain conditions is becoming epidemic in the United States,” and, “there are many treatments that should be considered before opioids”. According to this organization:…

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NCCI Releases New Study on Effects of Obesity in Workers Comp

Posted on June 20, 2012 by Tower MSA

There is mounting evidence of obesity contributing to the cost of workers compensation. Longitudinal studies by Duke University of its own employees-and by Johns Hopkins University of employees of a multi-site U.S. aluminum manufacturing company-point to substantially higher odds of…

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