It can be done. And it is being done – by a state governmental agency, no less.
One patient was taking 4000 Morphine Equivalents per day.
40 million opioid doses prescribed in one year.
Here’s an even better view…
Ohio allows for treatment of opioid dependence for 18 months without it being allowed in the claim.
I can’t say enough about what Ohio BWC has done. While the data is telling indeed, I think of the families that are still intact, the moms and dads still alive, the employers still staffed by able and capable workers, the first responders somewhat less stressed.
Thank you, John Hanna, Dr Steve Woods, Dr Nick Trego, and Dr Terence Welsh – and your bosses at BWC and in state government, including Gov Kasich (R).