On the front lines: How payers can combat the opioid epidemic

May 01, 2018

With the opioid epidemic now responsible for killing more than 100 Americans every day, it’s become a moral imperative for healthcare organizations to do their part to end the crisis.  Like their provider peers, many health insurers are answering that call. What will it take to solve this public health crisis? We’ll share real-world strategies and best practices for health insurance leaders on the front lines and explore what’s working and how to overcome common challenges.

Topics may include: 

  • Piloting pharmacy management programs to reduce opioid prescriptions
  • Increasing awareness and dispelling stigma among populations
  • Removing barriers to medication-assisted treatment
  • Using technology to identify and educate overprescribers