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Roberto Ceniceros is a retired senior editor of Risk & Insurance® and the former chair of the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo. Read more of his columns and features.
Experiencing a countertrend in frequency, some employers see claims rise.
Ironically, opioid pain medications can induce chronic pain rather than suppress it.
An outcomes-based litigation strategy calls for benchmarking workers’ compensation attorney performance.
Pharmaceuticals can do as much harm as good. Payers can help keep treatments in check.
Analytics help identify actionable claims issues, but some tools are just “smoke and mirrors.”
The growing trend of compound drug prescribing raises safety concerns and obscures costs.
Legislators should mandate UR to stop unnecessary treatments.
Speakers selected to present at the NWC will soon be notified.
L. Casey Chosewood highlights how to tear down departmental silos.
In the event of a provider shortage, payers may be compelled to shell out extra fees to get injured workers the treatment they need.
An influx of new insureds is not the only risk that could delay the treatment of injured workers.
New CDC findings on opioid abuse point to need for prescription curbs.
Changing laws and attitudes on marijuana use will shake up business liability exposures.
Employers make jobs conditional on physical fitness.
Federal drug laws are woefully outdated.
Workers’ comp claims from undocumented workers shape employer responsibility.
The process of selecting speakers for the nation’s largest workers’ comp conference is underway.
A flat fee for bill review services would bring transparency to TPA service charges.
Insurers are trimming workers’ compensation policy periods amid terrorism backstop reauthorization uncertainty.
Workers’ compensation insurance prices continue to rise, but significantly less than a year ago.