Not sure how IPN operates but I can tell you about the KY BON KARE Program.
Within 2-3 weeks of beginning a new job, the KARE case Manager did reach out & communicate with the supervisor of my department. My KARE Case Manager ensured that my supervisor had a copy of the KARE contract, was aware & it $ any stipulations that I may have had, & asked if the supervisor or hospital had any questions. My supervisor also had to sign a KARE form, verifying that my employer had a copy of my KARE contract on file.
KARE also required that I sign one general release of info for any providers that I see (MD, dentists, specialists, therapist, etc.). However, when I actually see a provider, they must sign a form stating that they are aware that I’m in the KARE program & in recovery, & that they have a copy of the contract on file (this Form is one time signature from each provider that I see, the first time that I actually see them). If I receive any prescriptions, the provider must also sign a Prescription record form, and write the meds prescribed, —name, date, strength,, quantity, diagnosis, & number of refills. If I take any OTC meds that aren’t “approved” (Benadryl for allergies , DM cough syrup, if sick, etc.) they must also be written on the prescription record form & sent to the KARE program for my file.
They do not routinely call the provider. However, I have read some of the public discipline cases. If the KARE Case Manager believes something is “fishy”, they will call & talk to staff & provider and get a copy of the medical records.
Regarding the case that I read, the nurse was positive for a controlled medication & didn’t have a prescription on file. She had already had issues in the program. She said in this case, she had just seen the doctor & received the prescription but she was still waiting for the provider to complete her Prescription record form.
She did did turn the form with a order date that was BEFORE the UDS. However, the CM was suspicious & called the office. Apparently, the office visit & RX was actually 2-3 days AFTER the UDS. The office staff had filled out the prescription record for the docto, & just had her sign it. However, the nurse had asked them to BACK DATE the form to the day before her UDS.
So— she didn’t have a prescription ar the time of her UDS- CAUGHT!!