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NCCI: ODG Formulary Had 'Limited' Impact on Opioid Use

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Friday, June 14, 2019 | 853 | 0 | 97 min read

Opioid prescribing to injured workers has dropped substantially over the past several years, and a new report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance examines the extent to which workers’ comp drug formularies have contributed to the trend. In the cases of Tennessee and Arizona, the answer is: not much. Both states implemented the formulary from the Official Disability Guidelines, or ODG by MCG Health, in 2016. In Tennessee, opioid utilization, measured as morphine milligram equivalents, fell by 16% from before formulary implementation to after it was in place, through Aug...

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