The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is examining the growing issues related to opioid use in America through a three-part series, On Opioids. This series is aimed at exploring three viewpoints on issues surrounding opioid use and workers compensation: those of doctors, insurers, and regulators. NCCI has posted its first article of the series—On Opioids: The Doctors’ Perspectives—on ncci.com.
For the first article of this series, NCCI interviewed physicians who reflected on the key factors that contributed to the national opioid epidemic, its impacts on the industry, alternative treatment options, and regulations to help deter misuse.
For the On Opioids series, NCCI conducted interviews with doctors, insurers, and regulators to gather an array of opinions on the topic. The articles in this series reflect the viewpoints of experts interviewed, and do not necessarily represent the views of NCCI.
In the coming weeks, NCCI will release the remaining two articles in the series on ncci.com. NCCI also plans to feature a session on this topic at its Annual Issues Symposium 2018, which is May 16–18.