Modern Healthcare reports that health service company Cigna is partnering with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help improve care for veterans in an effort to reduce opioid misuse. The article shares a quote from Cinga’s CEO, David Cordani:
“Public-private partnerships are critical to address the opioid epidemic in the U.S.,” said David Cordani, president and CEO of Cigna in a written statement. “We look forward to sharing our resources and best practices to benefit Veterans and the communities that support them.”
The Pew Charitable Trusts offer some statistics on opioid use disorder among veterans, indicating that “Veterans are twice as likely to die from accidental overdoses.”
Read the article from Modern Healthcare here, or find doctors who prescribe buprenorphine near you.