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Cannabis shows promise as a non-opioid treatment for pain, but dosing uncertainty and the plant’s Schedule 1 status will need to be resolved first.
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.
While payments for workers’ comp care tend to be much higher than group health, physician fee schedules still help to keep costs consistent and contained.
A new study suggests a correlation between physician-dispensed medication and poor outcomes, especially when opioids are involved.
Health issues causing pain don’t very from place to place, but the number of opioid painkillers prescribed do.
All eyes are on Oklahoma now that the state has begun to approve carriers to quote business under the reformed workers’ comp system.
Pharmacy benefit managers are looking beyond opioids to identify other key risks negatively impacting costs and outcomes.
Why staffing agencies — and their clients — need to step up safety training.
A growing number of physicians are turning to pharmacogenetics to evaluate how workers’ comp claimants will respond to prescription drugs based on a patient’s genetic makeup.
Regardless of industry type, older workers generate consistently higher average workers’ comp costs.
More leaders are looking past the organization’s silos in search of gains in health care and workers’ comp performance.
Travelers Risk Index reveals medical cost inflation concerns business owners and executives most.
Doctors are interested in finding out how they compare to their peers.
Experts say the latest round of WC reforms in California will not rival the success of reforms established a decade ago.
Workers’ comp fraud has been on the rise in California ever since probation officers were included under the state’s vexing labor law.
A new study examines the circumstances undermining the effectiveness of physician fee schedules.
Experts applaud progress in the battle against opioid abuse, but warn there is more work to be done.
OSHA is urging employers to abolish procedures that force workers to text while driving in order to carry out their duties.
To reduce ergonomic exposures, employers must be willing to factor in key numbers.
Proper claim screening can reduce misclassification and unnecessary costs.
The success of Texas’ closed formulary for workers’ comp is piquing the interest of other states seeking savings.