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ICD-10 Transition is 6 Months Away. Are You Ready?

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]With the clock ticking, Cordant Health Solutions™ has an ongoing commitment to our partners to keep you informed on the latest news and resources to help with this long-awaited transition. The following is a list of links to free resources and educational...

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Heroin Addiction and Treatment Options

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"] Read an in-depth exploration into heroin addiction and the availability of abstinence-only versus medication-assisted treatment options. While medication-assisted treatment options, such as Suboxone treatment, are available in some states, others have abstinence-only programs in which any medication, including Suboxone and Methadone,...

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Study Finds Seniors Are 87% More Likely to Die When Taking Opioid Painkillers

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]A recent study by the National Safety Council shows that senior citizens taking opioid prescriptions are 68% more likely to be hospitalized and 87% more likely to die than senior citizens taking strictly over-the-counter medications. Additionally, the study offered grave implications for...

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Over Half of the U.S. Army’s Substance-Abuse Clinics Fall Below Professional Standards

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"] A recent investigation into the Army’s substance abuse treatment services shows that many patient needs are going unmet. About 20,000 soldiers seek treatment each year at Army substance abuse clinics, but are often met with disorganized, substandard care. Half of the Army’s...

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New Study Released Highlighting Opioid Use in Women of Childbearing Age

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"] A study conducted in 3 Florida hospitals throughout a 2-year period (2010-2011) identified a total of 242 confirmed cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Nearly all infants with NAS (99.6%) were exposed to opioids during pregnancy and experienced serious medical complications,...

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Medication Spending Increased 13.1% in 2014

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]In 2014, the average health insurance member spent $668.75 per year for traditional drugs and $311.11 for specialty drugs.  Traditional drug expenditures only increased by 6.4% since 2013.  However, specialty drug expenditures increased by a whopping 30.9%.  Increased drug prices in...

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Opioid Medications Are Leading to Skyrocketing Death Rates among White Females

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]In 1999, only 3.3 per 100,000 white females died from opioid-related complications. However, this number has skyrocketed recently.  In 2011, 15.9 white females out of 100,000 died from the same complications.  That’s a 381% increase in only 12 years. Between 1999 and...

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