Practice, not theory
A new report from the Texas Department of Insurance shows a dramatic decline in N Drug use of more than 92% over six years, with total prescriptions including approved drugs down 26%. Stakeholders rightly attribute it to the combined and powerful effect of using the ODG treatment guidelines in concert with the ODG Formulary.
"The ODG drug formulary has been a great success,” said Steve Nichols of the Insurance Council of Texas. Nichols said the data reflects the combined impact of the ODG Formulary and the Texas implementation of the ODG treatment guidelines in 2007. “The guidelines are playing a big role on top of the drug formulary,” Nichols said.
Rod Bordelon, Texas Commissioner from 2008 to 2014, said an advantage of having the ODG treatment guidelines in place first was that the system was set up for preauthorization. “By the time we implemented the formulary, it plugged right in,” he said. Doctors not only shifted patients to preferred drugs, but reduced the overall number of unnecessary prescriptions altogether. Bordelon agreed that the treatment guidelines have worked in concert with the formulary. “Both of them had significant impact,” Bordelon said.
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