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Announcement

Opioids in Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Asides

Announced : October 29, 2017

 

Despite the growing recognition of the risks associated with long-term opioid use, CWCI research shows that nearly 70% of federally mandated and approved Medicare settlements for injured workers require funding for decades of opioid use, often at dangerously high levels and in conjunction with other high-risk drugs, even though such allocations exceed federal and state clinical guidelines and place patients at high levels of risk.