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BCBSA: New Study Finds Significant Changes in Physician Opioid Prescribing Patterns

Source Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)
Published Date 3/14/2019
Participating in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Alliance for Health Research, a study from Harvard Medical School accessed Blue Cross Blue Shield Axis, the largest source of commercial insurance claims

A new study that was recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine revealed significant variations in physicians' opioid prescribing practices with some reassuring shifts but also with room for improvement. The analysis was based on Blue Cross Blue Shield Axis® (BCBS Axis) – the largest collection of commercial insurance claims, medical professional and cost of care information – through a secure data portal, and was led by Harvard Medical School researchers. ...
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