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April is for Occupational Therapy

Since 1980, the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA) has annually celebrated occupational therapy and the therapists who help improve the lives of their patients. Occupational therapy (OT) helps injured workers resume daily work activities using rehabilitation tasks and movements that approximate their job duties. Occupational therapists help injured workers regain the skills they need […]

Winter Workplace Safety Tips

Temps dropping? Snow flying? Keep your people safe, healthy and on the job all winter long… In 2014, ice, sleet and snow were responsible for more than 42,000 workplace incidents resulting in at least one day of lost work time, while the average lost work time for such injuries and illnesses was 9 days. New […]

Dispose of Prescription Drugs Safely

One Aspect of the Opioid Crisis is a No-Brainer…   Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 27, 2019 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Revised 04/05/2019 Despite the increased focus on opioid abuse, particularly here in Pennsylvania, one long-overlooked aspect of prescription drug therapy is that relatively few individuals taking prescription drugs […]

KeyScripts TrendWatch: The Effect of Miscoding on Drug Program Monitoring and Reporting

The effective monitoring and accurate reporting of key drug program metrics like drug spend, network utilization and third-party billing depends on numerous factors, but it begins with accurate bill coding. The ability of the payor – working cooperatively with their PBM – to determine when drugs have been inappropriately coded or charged during the billing […]

Rise of Buprenorphine May Signal Move Toward More Responsible Prescribing

Typically, the increased utilization of a brand drug – particularly an opioid – is cause for heightened awareness by workers’ compensation claims payors/adjusters. The brand opioids Belbuca® and Butrans® have been making a steady climb up the rankings on top opioid reports of late (with Butrans® cracking the top 10 among some of our customers’ […]

FDA Aims to Educate Prescribers on Immediate-Release Opioids

July 11, 2017 The FDA will begin requiring drug makers to provide and pay for training for clinicians prescribing immediate-release (IR) opioids – mirroring existing mandates for extended-release (ER) opioids. Noting that “America is simply awash in immediate release opioid products,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced new FDA initiatives targeting the opioid epidemic. At […]

KeyScripts TrendWatch: New Legislation Moves Pennsylvania Forward in the Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

Just three months after President Obama’s signing of the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act, which established multi-faceted strategies to address America’s opioid epidemic, on November 2, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed into law a bill package with a similar aim. Through various control mechanisms, the legislation focuses on limiting outpatient access to opioids and improving disposal […]