Insurers Take a Stake in Curbing Opioid Addiction

“Hospitals have just one slice of the view of the beneficiary, but they don’t know what drugs the person is getting from other providers…They might know that they’re in their emergency room because of overdoses or because of drug-seeking behavior, but they won’t know what’s happening down the street when the person is going to the other hospital or other providers, and that’s where the plan comes in because they’re able to see across the spectrum.”

-Meg Murray

Hospitals and Health Networks, March 2.

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