New Progressive Medical White paper Addresses Workers’ Compensation Narcotics Abuse

White paper offers insight on managing rising cases of narcotics abuse

WESTERVILLE, Ohio--()--Progressive Medical, Inc. ( today released a new white paper, “Reducing Narcotics Abuse in Workers’ Compensation.” The white paper addresses the increasing abuse of narcotics in workers’ compensation cases, risks associated with misusing narcotics and how insurers can control cases of abuse.

Key highlights of “Reducing Narcotics Abuse in Workers’ Compensation” include:

  • Narcotics currently account for 34 percent of workers’ compensation medication expenses – making managing costs a top priority for payors
  • Abuse cases are on the rise, posing serious challenges for workers’ compensation payors including managing health risks for injured parties, litigation concerns and rising medical expenses
  • Best practices for managing narcotics usage – particularly cases of fraud, misuse and abuse

“The issue of increasing narcotics abuse cases is a serious problem and one that workers’ compensation payors need to monitor,” said Tron Emptage, chief clinical and compliance officer for Progressive Medical. “By engaging in a proactive strategy to manage utilization, payors will more effectively reduce risk and control claim expenses.”

Request a copy of “Reducing Narcotics in Workers Compensation” at

About Progressive Medical, Inc.

Progressive Medical (, through a national network, offers cost management services and products to the workers’ compensation and auto no-fault insurance industries. Progressive Medical has invested more than 20 years of experience in developing innovative pharmacy management and ancillary solutions for their clients. By combining clinical expertise with access to an expansive network of pharmacies, home health care services and medical equipment, Progressive Medical enables their clients to manage costs while providing quality care to injured parties.

Learn more at or call 800.777.3574.


For Progressive Medical, Inc.
Megumi Robinson, 614-540-5520

Release Summary

Narcotics abuse in workers' compensation is on the rise. This free whitepaper provides insight on how work comp payors, including insurers and self-insurers, can reduce fraud, misuse and abuse.


For Progressive Medical, Inc.
Megumi Robinson, 614-540-5520