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In California, the option to seek care in Mexico is producing better outcomes and reduced cost of claims in workers’ comp.
State oversight can help rein in compounding, but inroads can also be made from within claims payer and managed care organizations.
Programs that focus on total worker health are becoming an integral part of the way companies manage employee safety and workers’ comp costs.
Biomechanical sensor technology has broad applications for preventing re-injury and correcting movements that cause injuries to occur.
Taking insurance trade groups to task in looking for scapegoats.
With the future of the Oklahoma Option in question, efforts to pass similar plans in other states are also in a holding pattern.
Psychological services in the aftermath of a distressing event could prevent workers’ comp claims for post-event trauma.
Ever wish your company could go back and un-hire a bad apple? Hiring for integrity can minimize regrets as well as claims costs.
While most safety incentive programs are well intended, employers must ensure that they don’t backfire and discourage reporting.
Where higher reimbursement rates exist for workers’ comp, physicians may be more inclined to categorize an injury as occupational.
The National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals is calling for limits on the duration and doses of opioids.
Do your homework when choosing a workers’ comp bill review provider. One size does not fit all.
For hands-on employers, there are myriad benefits to self-insuring your workers’ compensation program.
According to a WCRI study, North Carolina stands to reap huge savings by adopting a Texas-style workers’ comp drug formulary.
The Food and Drug Administration’s new label requirements for opioids stress the risk of abuse, addiction, overdose, and death.
Robotic suits are now becoming a reality in the effort to prevent injuries, according to NIOSH.
Governments as well as employers stand to benefit significantly by investing in programs that keep employees at work after an illness or injury.
The new head of the NBCH believes that the administration of occupational and nonoccupational conditions should be integrated wherever possible.
Companies that opted out in Oklahoma now face substantial financial risks should the courts overturn the provision.
Focusing on improving outcomes will create a better health care system and benefit injured workers.
A software-based system leverages comprehensive data to give employers the best chance of turning indemnity claims into medical-only claims.