Urine toxicology testing and chronic care management are essential to your practice and patients in following state and federal compliance standards. We are in the midst of a prescription drug abuse epidemic and it is the responsibility of the provider to assess what medications patients are taking, or not taking, before putting pen to script pad.
A study performed by Elite Medical Laboratory showed out of 11,185 urine specimens tested, nearly 70% returned with abnormal results, i.e. patients not adhering to prescribed treatment plan by either taking non-prescribed drugs, or not taking medication as part of their prescription plan.
4/5 new heroin users started out misusing painkillers.” – National Institute on Drug Abuse
95% of samples have a 24-hour turnaround time.
“50% of patients do not take medication as instructed by their doctor.” – National Center for Biotechnology Information
“Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S.” – American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology