Pharmacy Solutions

 

Pharmacy costs continue to drive a larger percentage of workers’ compensation costs. Pharmaceutical price increases, increase in narcotics, prescribing patterns, and an increase in physician dispensing are all contributors. A recent NCCI study reported that 19% of total workers’ compensation claims costs are for pharmacy claims. As part of an ongoing effort to understand the issues affecting pharmacy programs, CorVel surveyed claims professionals about their pharmacy management programs and the following is a summary of the findings. This report also contains comparisons from a compInsights report published in November 2009.

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