Workers’ Comp Industry Grappling With Opioid Addiction
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The workers’ comp industry is in the midst of an opioid addiction epidemic, according to Karen Derrico, vice president of the workers’ comp and critical care division for Best Doctors. She talked about tools to battle addition, including new products and services to help battle the epidemic, as well as utilizing programs that provide a multidisciplinary focus that includes best physical and mental health practices. She spoke about these topics in mid-October at the 2017 Risk Management Summit: Unlocking Possibility. The summit was held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas and was hosted by Energi, a provider of risk management and insurance offerings to the energy industry.