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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 Japanese model of health education among workers may hold promise for an alternative to traditional methods to help improve the well-being of the workforce.
Supporters say Tennessee’s proposed Employee Injury Benefit Alternative could save employers up to 50 percent on their workers’ comp costs.
In 2012, overexertion injuries cost businesses $15.1 billion in direct costs and accounted for more than one-quarter of the overall national burden.
A proposal to sharply reduce workers’ comp benefits for substance abusing claimants has the support of more than 65 percent of state residents.
Indemnity claim frequency in California has continued to increase while national frequency has declined. Statistics point to Los Angeles as a trouble zone.
A RAND Center report highlights the difficulties of creating a fee schedule and related coverage policies for home health services.
Industry experts share their thoughts about the challenges and trends facing workers’ comp professionals going forward.
Experts say it’s crucial to involve the injured worker early when developing a stay-at-work or return-to-work strategy.
The injury/illness rate for hospital workers is alarmingly high — higher even than in construction and manufacturing.
A South Carolina commission suggests that more education for physicians is necessary in order to reduce overprescribing.
Some providers are exploiting loopholes designed to rein in the cost of physician-dispensed drugs.
A judge says BP failed to prove that 315 employees injured in a chemical release were harmed in the scope of their employment.
One word — unforeseen — is threatening to unravel the exclusive remedy provision in Oklahoma’s workers’ comp law, potentially opening the door for a flood of lawsuits against employers with dangerous operations.
Workplace injury and illness rates have continued to decline over the past few years despite a period of economic growth, which tends to be accompanied by a spike in injuries.
Researchers from the Workers Compensation Research Institute were surprised by evidence that physicians allowed to dispense medications prescribed unnecessarily strong opioids.
State official says work should begin immediately on the creation of a fee schedule that is fair and based on the real costs of health care in New Hampshire.
Feedback on the best of last year’s National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo is fueling plans for the 2015 conference.
As social and other media buzz with opinions about the repercussions of TRIA’s expiration, workers’ comp professionals ponder the immediate questions of how it will affect policies and pricing.
Fee schedule increases in California will impact payers significantly. However, it might help ensure access to care.
Early, aggressive care can improve outcomes and reduce costs, studies show.