November 8, 2019

Rehabilitating Your Rehab Program: Better Metrics for Physical Medicine

Injured worker care requires a variety of components, and beyond prescription medications and medical devices, patients may benefit from physical medicine services to help rehabilitate their injured bodies.

Physical medicine services already make up 13% of medical costs in workers’ comp claims, and as providers shift away from opioids, they have begun to embrace more physical medicine treatments, meaning that future claims could see more utilization.

But just like managing pharmacy benefits, physical medicine programs require strong oversight to ensure patients receive services that are appropriate for their condition, are cost effective, and result in clinical improvements over time.

With this in mind, what should payers know about optimizing physical medicine programs?

Continue reading the full article online at RxInformer clinical journal.

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