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Nurse Case Managers Sought to Wean Workers Off Opioids in Pilot Project

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Monday, September 25, 2017 | 364 | 0 | 0 min read

The Department of Industrial Accidents has rolled out another phase of its two-year pilot program to combat opioid abuse by fast-tracking injured workers and insurers to mediation. The new phase calls for opioid care coordinators to work with injured workers and restore them to maximum function. The department started taking applications for care coordinators last week. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled the project last December. The pilot targets workers who have settled claims but are still taking opioids, and for insurers that want to stop paying for the drugs. Both parties hav...

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