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Overexertion and falls on the same level are two of the top causes of disabling workplace injuries, according to Liberty Mutual’s 2019 report.
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.
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.