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The 2018 Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study suggests leaders are shedding the confines of traditional thinking as they strive to offset continued growth of medical costs.
New tools can make it easier to drive consistency in clinical decision-making and streamline workflows — delivering more control and more choice.
What is the value of same state licensure for peer reviews in workers’ comp utilization review?
Historically, the outcome of integrated disability management programs has been a mixed bag. It’s time to re-imagine this concept and revisit the approach.
Significant interstate differences in payments to ambulatory surgery centers are tied to the way states regulate those payments.
Will a new insurance product encourage more workers’ comp payers to forgo federal approval of Medicare set asides?
A closer look at the top 10 myths and truths surrounding same-state peer review.
The most effective mitigation strategy is one that addresses existing claims and medical costs while simultaneously striving to prevent new injuries or catch them early.
Post-injury drug and alcohol testing of employees — or PIDAT — can help companies support safe work behavior and successfully challenge claims.
To discover and mitigate adverse claims trends, Southwest Airline’s workers’ comp program manager fosters cooperation.
American workers increasingly report feeling stressed, a condition that can erode safety and drive injuries.
While medical-only claims are declining for private self-insured companies in California, indemnity claim frequency has seen the biggest jump in 10 years.
State actions to reduce the unnecessary prescribing of dangerous opioid painkillers pay off.
The Delaware Legislature’s House Bill 373 aims to reverse the state’s trend of double-digit rate increases.
Workplace shoulder injuries are challenging workers’ comp payers, especially as the nation’s workforce ages.
The CDC highlights trouble zones for painkiller prescriptions, but lauds states with effective drug monitoring.
A look at workers’ comp medical professional service price inflation based on information from 25 large states representing nearly 80 percent of benefits paid.
Opioid prescribing rates have grown in Michigan, but remain unchanged in most other states, according to the latest report.
A large proportion of work-related musculoskeletal impairments require Medicare set aside arrangements.
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.