The Dilemma of Physician Dispensing: How to Control Costs and Ensure Medications Are Medically Appropriate in Workers' Compensation

The Dilemma of Physician Dispensing: How to Control Costs and Ensure Medications Are Medically Appropriate in Workers’ Compensation

A forward-looking policy update in Florida is sparking renewed interest in the risks of physician dispensing drugs. In August, the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) released plans to rescind a 2020 bulletin that said workers’ compensation payers must cover the costs of doctor-issued drugs without limitation. Physician dispensing — when physicians prescribe and dispense …

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