Are Injured Workers Lying About Not Using Illicit Drugs?

 Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It is critical that claims administrators and treating physicians obtain an accurate history of illegal substance use and abuse from an injured worker. This history is important when there is a physical injury for purposes of appropriately prescribing an opioid pain medication. This history is important when there is a psychiatric injury in order to determine causation and apportionment. With regard to physical injuries, the DWC is currently in the process of developing the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule with a new 137 page Opioid Treatment Guideline.
Workers' Compensation