Opioid-addicted patients in Rhode Island will get easier access to medications to treat addiction

Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner, Rhode Island health insurance commissioner, announced that four major health insurance companies agreed to provide easier access to treatment for opioid addicted patients. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner, Rhode Island health insurance commissioner, announced that four major health insurance companies agreed to provide easier access to treatment for opioid addicted patients. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
Updated at 4:19 p.m. CRANSTON – Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Hittner announced Wednesday that she has signed agreements with all of Rhode Island’s major commercial health insurers that will end the preauthorization requirement for certain prescription drugs used to treat patients with opioid dependencies. The agreement took effect May 15, a Neighborhood Health…

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