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Opioid Use Lingers, but Telehealth Options Improve During Pandemic, Panel Says

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 1

A lack of in-person contact during the COVID-19 crisis may have stagnated the fight against unnecessary opioid use, but the emergence of telehealth has given providers and claims managers new ways to treat injured workers that should outlast the pandemic, a panel of workers’ comp experts said. “When you think about injured workers specifically, or other people that are in pain, especially chronic pain, it’s about their access to care, their access to options for treatment of care and all the psychosomatic things that come along with just the pain that's in their body,&rd...

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