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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 risklette[email protected]
A jury will have to decide whether an employer’s post-accident drug testing constitutes a “disability-related inquiry” in violation of the ADA.
NIOSH cites the reducing occupational disease and injuries — including workers’ comp costs — as the top reasons to implement workplace tobacco interventions.
NWCDC’s Disability Management track includes breakout sessions on integrated disability management, managing workplace absences, and making the most of workplace diversity.
After a telecommuter died of an embolism, her husband claimed it was because her work required her to sit for long hours. The court disagreed.
To improve employee health and impact the bottom line, employers should consider a multi-step approach to workplace wellness.
As more entities require access to data from patient drug monitoring programs, experts caution on the need to develop standards for patient privacy.
Following a 2010 uptick, claims frequency has declined for three straight years at an average rate of about 3 percent per year.
Breakout sessions for the Legal/Regulatory Solutions track of the 2014 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® cover temps, ethics, and exclusive remedy.
Significant interstate differences in payments to ambulatory surgery centers are tied to the way states regulate those payments.
Some evidence indicates medical marijuana may be useful to treat pain, but the workers’ comp system is not yet equipped to handle the issue on a large-scale basis.
The NWCDC Medical Management track will offer sessions to help attendees with strategies fro improving outcomes while reining in costs.
While medical-only claims are declining for private self-insured companies in California, indemnity claim frequency has seen the biggest jump in 10 years.
The Delaware Legislature’s House Bill 373 aims to reverse the state’s trend of double-digit rate increases.
Opioid prescribing rates have grown in Michigan, but remain unchanged in most other states, according to the latest report.
A look at some of the sessions featured in the 2014 NWCDC Program Management track.
The recent success of the closed pharmacy formulary in the Texas workers’ comp system shows promise for other states, especially in regions where non-formulary drugs are prevalent.
A New Mexico appeals court decision ordering an employer and insurer to reimburse an injured worker for his medical marijuana is believed to be the first such court ruling in the nation.
Oil and gas extraction operations are coming under scrutiny because of the acute toxicity of chemicals found in volatile hydrocarbons.
A new study suggests a correlation between physician-dispensed medication and poor outcomes, especially when opioids are involved.
Pharmacy benefit managers are looking beyond opioids to identify other key risks negatively impacting costs and outcomes.