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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.
Detox programs can help reduce long-term workers’ comp costs, but they are few and far between.
Claims of transparency abound but obfuscation persists. It falls upon risk managers to ensure their companies are getting what they pay for.
Workers’ compensation payers are increasingly concerned about the risks associated with drugs prescribed in conjunction with opioid pain medication.
Liberty Mutual’s latest annual research concludes that the most disabling, nonfatal workplace injuries cost employers $62 billion in direct U.S. workers’ compensation costs.
A St. Louis court will hear arguments from pharmacies alleging that Express Scripts and its partners are plotting to drive them out of business.
There has been a sharp rise in the number of states either implementing or considering drug formularies for workers’ comp.
Time is almost up for submitting speaker proposals for the 2016 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo.
Data analytics help pinpoint which opioid patients need more or less urine drug screening.
Although joint injuries are better understood than complex injuries, the type of care provided for similar injuries on a state-by-state basis is inconsistent.
Researchers produced what they believe is the first scientific proof that consistently applied treatment guidelines are effective in treating injured workers.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has created the virtual National Center for Productive Aging and Work, a project of NIOSH’s Office for Total Worker Health.
A new survey shows that 74 percent of small business don’t drug test their employees. Nearly half don’t have written policies banning marijuana in the workplace.
More employers are looking beyond cost when evaluating wellness programs, and considering factors such as employee morale, productivity and safety.
Facing a continued increase in complex claims, organizations need to change the way their adjusters manage claims to achieve the best outcomes.
Nurses with soft skills can significantly improve outcomes on complex claims.
One expert in workers’ comp law recounts some of the most interesting cases of the year.
We highlighted these sessions for today’s NWCDC attendees.
A progressive goal attainment program can help injured workers overcome psychosocial risk factors.
Models analyze variables at intake and afterward to identify claims that may become adverse.
Boeing is innovating to improve both its workers’ comp outcomes and the quality of health care delivered to its workers.