BOCA RATON, Fla., April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is examining the growingissues 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
"The current opioid epidemic touches individuals, families, and businesses throughout our nation, and so many are looking for ways to combat its devastating effects," said NCCI President and CEO Bill Donnell. "We developed the On Opioids series as part of our effort to provide stakeholders timely insights on industry trends and concerns."
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.
The following are excerpts from the article:
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.
About NCCIFounded in 1923, the mission of the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is to foster a healthy workers compensation system. In support of this mission, NCCI gathers data, analyzes industry trends, and provides objective insurance rate and loss cost recommendations. These activities—combined with a comprehensive set of tools and services—make NCCI the source you trust for workers compensation information.
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