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Prescription monitoring programs are a prime tool in the fight against opioid abuse. Unfortunately there are barriers to access.
Working through realistic scenarios, veteran workers' compensation experts pointed out flaws in claims management.
Return to work should be an active part of the recovery process, not just the end goal.
These sessions are among the many presentations on Nov. 30 at the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference® and Expo.
The NWCDC is committed to help you stay abreast of industry trends and manage disability and work comp’s toughest challenges.
Workers' comp professionals have a broad array of tools at their disposal to help combat the ongoing problem of opioid abuse.
Kentucky, long poisoned by the opioid epidemic, is turning its experiences into strategies that can help other states drive change.
The benefits of prescription drug monitoring programs are clear, but some states could be better utilizing them.
State oversight can help rein in compounding, but inroads can also be made from within claims payer and managed care organizations.
Kentucky, long embroiled in the opioid epidemic, is turning its challenges into strategies that can help other states drive change.
Courts are increasingly leaning in favor of forcing payers to reimburse workers' comp claimants for medical marijuana.
A new agreement among large U.S. corporations may alter how health care service providers operate.
A growing number of industry stakeholders are keeping an open mind about reimbursing claims for the medical use of cannabis.
A new report suggests that the prescription opioid crisis is getting worse, not better.
The National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals is calling for limits on the duration and doses of opioids.
According to a WCRI study, North Carolina stands to reap huge savings by adopting a Texas-style workers' comp drug formulary.
A majority of patients still believe that opioids are the most effective remedy for pain, and expect treating physicians to prescribe them.
The Food and Drug Administration's new label requirements for opioids stress the risk of abuse, addiction, overdose, and death.
Bills in the state's House and Senate would free payers from any obligation to reimburse for medical marijuana.
Detox programs can help reduce long-term workers’ comp costs, but they are few and far between.