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2012 Rx Utilization Dropped for Workers Comp Payers While Drug Trend Rose

Posted on: May 14, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Report: 2012 Rx Utilization Dropped for Workers Comp Payers While Overall Drug Trend Rose New research cited in Express Scripts’ 2012 Workers’ Compensation Drug Trend Report shows that utilization of prescription drugs for workers’ compensation payers declined last year even though the overall drug trend rose. Published annually since 1997, the Express Scripts Drug Trend […] Read More

Posted in: Substance Abuse Facilities Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Long-Term Care Facilities: PR Crisis Management After a Disaster

Posted on: January 8, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Long-Term Care Facilities: PR Crisis Management After a Disaster Long-term care facilities know how critical disaster planning is to their overall risk management strategy. But many times, facilities are not well prepared to cope with angry families, the media, or special advocacy groups after a disaster occurs.  Not only do facilities require an evacuation plan, […] Read More

Posted in: Long-term care facility Nursing Home Substance Abuse Facilities

RAC Program: Nursing & Healthcare Facilities Face Increased Exposures

Posted on: October 10, 2012 by Caitlin Morgan

RAC Program: Nursing & Healthcare Facilities Face Increased Exposures The Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Program was initially started as a pilot program in 2003 under the Medicare Modernization Act. The objective was to identify Medicare Part A and B underpayments and overpayments, and to recover the latter – basically to find and prevent waste, […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance Insurance Nursing Home Substance Abuse Facilities

Impact of Veterans on Shelters & Substance Abuse Facilities

Posted on: September 6, 2012 by Caitlin Morgan

Impact of Veterans on Shelters & Substance Abuse Facilities Community centers and substance abuse facilities offering residential and outgoing treatment programs for addiction (drug abuse, alcoholism, etc.) and behavioral issues (bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, for example) as well as shelters are experiencing a shift in the scope of the services they provide. Several key issues […] Read More

Posted in: Substance Abuse Facilities

Substance Abuse Facilities: Substance Abuse and Our Veterans

Posted on: October 25, 2011 by Caitlin Morgan

An estimated 40,000 Iraq and Afghanistan vets have already been treated for drug abuse. This doesn’t take into consideration the thousands who have avoided treatment or relied on private programs. What’s more substance abuse centers are not only dealing with drug and alcohol abuse but also a surge in homelessness among vets, PTSD injuries, depression, […] Read More

Posted in: Substance Abuse Facilities Veterans