TITLE

WellCare targets opioid prescribing in Kentucky Medicaid program

AUTHOR(S)
Castellucci, Maria
PUB. DATE
November 2017
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;11/13/2017, Vol. 47 Issue 46, p0030
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the success of a Medicaid program developed by insurer WellCare to track its members who are prescribed opioids in Kentucky. Topics mentioned include the problem of pharmacy shopping for addiction treatment, the important roles of care managers and social workers, and the decline in the prescription of cyclobenzaprine and benzodiazepines among program enrollees.
ACCESSION #
126271039

 

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