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In states large and small, our work continues to be actively used by a diverse group of public officials and stakeholders, resulting in better, more informed decision making.
Louisiana: Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon mentioned our opioid research in an article he wrote about the opioid crisis and its effect on insurance markets. The article appeared in the April 2017 edition of an online magazine titled the “Louisiana Agent.” Click here to view it.
Wisconsin: The director of the Wisconsin Division of Workers' Compensation distributed several WCRI studies (the 16th and 17 editions of CompScope™ Benchmarks for Wisconsin as well as WCRI's Medical Price Index for Workers' Compensation, Eighth Edition) to members of the Wisconsin Advisory Council to inform their deliberations about changes to Wisconsin's workers' compensation system.
North Carolina: The chair of the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) distributed our research on longer-term use of opioids to members of the Industrial Commission's new opioid task force, and to NCIC staff members working with the task force. The task force was recently created and met for the first time on April 6, 2017, in further progression of North Carolina's consideration of a drug formulary and other tools to address opioid issues.