In the workman’s comp industry, significant effort is put toward breaking the pharmaceutical cost cycle for Payers. As the industry fights for savings, however, injured workers often get lost in the shuffle. The nameless and faceless many among worker’s comp injury statistics are quite removed from the system they rely upon.

Bottom Line Statistics Means Poor Outcomes for Injured Workers

As political pundits fight for special interests, benefit caps are set with no relation to each state’s average weekly wage, ignoring improved wage data and analytical methods that could mend take-home benefits in favor of maintaining the status quo. In addition, research undertaken by the worker’s comp industry often passes over the injured workers themselves, focusing on bottom-line statistics. Typical drug utilization review programs further compound this focus, overlooking patient and prescriber history and offering little to no treatment compliance monitoring, thus yielding poor outcomes for all parties involved.

There is a silver lining however, organizations such as the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), the California Workers’ Compensation Institute, and the National Council for Compensation Insurance are attempting to remove the industry’s blinders with improved studies centered on cost containment and service delivery, offering evidence based data on medications, surgeries and providers in an effort to improve care for patients while curtailing costs.

Ensuring the Best Possible Outcomes

ANS’s Pharmacotherapy Review offers more than clinically-proven drug alternatives that reduce Payers’ costs. Our three pronged approach to claim management is much more comprehensive than the industry standard drug utilization review. Improving the quality of life and care of the injured worker is a driving force behind the development of our proprietary pharmacotherapy review program.

  • Focusing on the well-being of the injured worker.
  • Consolidating and coordinating drug therapies by multiple prescribers to uncover unnecessary or duplicate treatments.
  • Providing alternate therapies with less associated risk factors.
  • Uncovering potential risk addiction behaviors.
  • Offering weaning programs to help combat the over-prescription of narcotics (opioids).

Embrace change for the betterment of all. Find out more about our innovative drug utilization program today.