Insurers Hire Social Workers To Tackle The Opioid Epidemic

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (01/25) – For many people struggling with opioid use, a key to success in recovery is having support. Some are getting that support from an unlikely place: their health insurer. Amanda Jean Andrade, who lives west of Boston in a halfway house for addiction recovery, has been drug- and alcohol-free since October. It’s the longest she’s been off such substances in a decade. She gives a lot of the credit for that to her case manager, Will — who works for her insurance company…Andrade’s insurer is CeltiCare Health Plan, one of several health insurance companies in Massachusetts taking aggressive new steps to deal with the growing opioid epidemic. Read more

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