Highmark is expanding services to help combat the opioid epidemic. The company will begin providing health care provider organizations with data such as opioid-prescribing patterns, guidance on best practices, and in-network referral supports for complex cases.
In addition to those services—an expansion of Highmark’s partnership with axialHealthcare—the company will also begin limiting Highmark consumers’ initial prescriptions to seven-day supplies. Additionally, consumers will now be required to receive prior authorization for extended-release opioids if they have not recently been prescribed opioids.
Highmark Health serves nearly 50 million Americans through its businesses in health insurance, health care delivery, post-acute care management solutions, managed vision care, and other health services. Highmark Inc. is among the ten largest health insurers in the United States.
This was reported by GoErie on February 15, 2018.
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