According to a recent study released by Healthentic and an article in Employee Benefit News, lost work and productivity due to opioid abuse account for $10 billion. 13% of the opioid users accounted for 92% of the employer costs.
What should you do?
Insist on conservative prescribing approaches from your health plans and participating physicians
Use HIPAA-compliant tools to identify abusing employees
Increase and ensure confidential access to treatment
Click here to read the EBN article and access the report here.