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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.
Eliminating missed medical appointments can significantly reduce claims costs and improve outcomes for injured workers.
While ergonomic rules never became law, the idea alone fueled a nationwide awareness.
Dispensers are using loopholes to circumvent reforms. But PBMs and payers are pushing back.
The degree to which companies can effectively collect data on their employees hinges upon trust and transparency.
As employer needs and challenges have grown more complex, integrated absence and disability management may provide an answer.
Robust wellness strategies, once perceived as a nicety, should be considered a must-have.
With access to PDMP data, pharmacy benefit managers could be an important ally in the fight against opioid addiction.
More employers are taking formal steps toward addressing the workplace cost of distracted driving.
The shift from legacy to cloud-based systems is unlocking new benefits and new possibilities for employers and other claims payers.
Experts disagree on the involvement of risk managers in implementing treatment guidelines for injured workers.
Prescription monitoring programs are a prime tool in the fight against opioid abuse. Unfortunately there are barriers to access.
For the 2016 Teddy Award winners, employees are a key part of the secret to their success.
American Airlines needed to take aggressive action to resolve 6,000 lingering workers’ compensation claims.
Progressive companies focus on behavioral health issues to enhance recovery from workers’ compensation injuries.
For Disney’s Tim East, the way forward is to change the way we think about — and talk about — workers’ compensation.
These sessions are among the many presentations on Nov. 30 at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® and Expo.
The 2016 Teddy Award workers’ compensation winners share the same fierce commitment to safeguarding the lives and livelihoods of their people.
The NWCDC is committed to help you stay abreast of industry trends and manage disability and work comp’s toughest challenges.
A workers’ compensation benchmarking study gains greater traction in its fourth year of existence.
A study concludes that stress at work increases the likelihood of worker injury.