Goal of Program

  • Prevent providers from initiating opioid protocols prematurely
  • When opioid use is appropriate, ensure that duration and level of use are medically appropriate and consistent with evidence-based guidelines

Results of Program

  • Comparing Majoris® network claims with one insurance carrier’s claims in other networks or not enrolled in any provider network
  • Comparison scope was over 2 years from 2009 to 2011
    • Majoris® claim average cost of opioids increased 2% in 2 years
    • All other claims average cost of opioids increased 9% in same 2 years.