WellCare targets opioid prescribing in Kentucky Medicaid program

Castellucci, Maria
November 2017
Modern Healthcare;11/13/2017, Vol. 47 Issue 46, p0030
Trade Publication
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.


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