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Nancy Grover is the president of NMG Consulting and the Editor of Workers' Compensation Report, a publication of our parent company, LRP Publications. She can be reached at [email protected]
A significant number of large employers are benefiting from wellness programs, but too many small employers are missing out on the potential savings.
Safeway rebuilt its safety culture on a foundation of positive reinforcement, leading to savings in excess of $100 million.
An amended bill would impose reductions on medical fees for three years, giving the state an opportunity to consider the need for a fee schedule based on Medicare rates.
A 40-year industry veteran offers a reminder that the injured worker must be kept at the forefront of the workers’ comp system.
Employers may be legally required to open their workers’ comp light duty programs to pregnant workers.
The risk of workplace hearing loss has remained steady for decades, but more needs to be done in high-risk industries such as construction and mining.
The CDC is calling on employers and government agencies to address the lagging level of seat belt compliance among truck drivers.
Liberty Mutual’s new medical director says experience plus the rights tools equal superior claims outcomes.
Organizations need to develop and implement clear and defensible substance abuse programs to keep abusers from putting themselves and others at risk.
California lawmakers are being cautioned to proceed carefully before instituting a closed pharmaceutical formulary.
A new report says health care payers last year confronted a “seismic change” in the pharmacy landscape in 2014.
A new study concludes that injured workers are at significantly higher risk for unintentional overdose when prescribed long-acting opioids.
A WCRI study shows that states with cost-to-charge ratio fee regulations or fixed fee schedules see lower payments and slower growth of increased payments compared to other states.
According to a recent study, early case management was found to be a critical element of a successful RTW outcome.
A new study says the focus needs to change from addressing the nonmedical use of painkillers to preventing and treating addiction.
Attorneys have filed suit against the workers’ comp law in Oklahoma, the second state after Texas that gives employers an alternative to the state-based program.
The 2015 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo plans to strengthen the disability track, reflecting the growing concentration on risk management approaches that integrate disability and workers’ compensation.
Employers don’t need to be at the mercy of unscrupulous providers or state laws to control their medical costs, advised panelists at a recent webinar.
A new survey suggests the costs for small physician practices transitioning to the ICD-10 coding system may be less than previously assumed.
Physicians are displeased with sweeping changes to the California workers’ compensation system since the passage of SB 863.