Physician Dispensing and Opioid Use

At the 2016 WCRI Annual Issues & Research Conference, Dongchun Wang and Vennela Thumula from WCRI discussed physician dispensing and opioid use. The studies they discussed have not yet been published, so the results are subject to change. Physician Dispensing In the last few years, 20 states have implemented reforms targeting the pricing of physician […]

Physician Dispensing: Costs and Consequences

At WCRI 2015, the panel of Vennela Thumula (WCRI), Dongchun Wang (WCRI) Alex Swedlow (CWCI) and Artemis Emsilie (myMatrixx) tackled this topic.   Eighteen states have made changes to their rules regarding physician-dispensed physicians with a focus on pricing. Four states (PA, NC, TN, FL) also put limits on the timeframe that physicians could dispense. […]

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