2016 Prescription Drug Management in Workers’ Compensation (PDF)
The Thirteenth Annual Survey Report (2015 data)
Prescription drugs have become a key factor in workers’ compensation. Accounting for one of every six medical dollars, pharmacy’s impact on disability duration, return to work and claim settlement outweighs the benefit’s dollar expense. Each year pharmacy is the subject of much research on the part of such august organizations as the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI), National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), and others. The purpose of this survey is to add depth to our understanding of the issue, supplementing statistical and systemic
research by adding the perspectives and data of insurers, third-party administrators (TPAs), and self-insured employers.