While Cigna has adopted a multi-pronged response to the epidemic that includes multiple stakeholder groups, the key to this initial progress has been Cigna's work with doctors, especially those that participate in its Cigna Collaborative Care arrangements.
To date, 158 medical groups participating in Cigna Collaborative Care, representing nearly 62,000 doctors, have signed Cigna's pledge to reduce opioid prescribing and to treat opioid use disorder as a chronic condition.
According to the CDC, drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.
It has the most up-to-date, evidence-based information on how to understand, prevent, intervene, treat, and recover from substance use disorders.
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