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A session at WCRI’s annual Issues & Research Conference will examine the mental health hurdles injured workers face.
Post-injury drug and alcohol testing of employees — or PIDAT — can help companies support safe work behavior and successfully challenge claims.
Some evidence indicates medical marijuana may be useful to treat pain, but the workers’ comp system is not yet equipped to handle the issue on a large-scale basis.
The NWCDC Medical Management track will offer sessions to help attendees with strategies fro improving outcomes while reining in costs.
To discover and mitigate adverse claims trends, Southwest Airline’s workers’ comp program manager fosters cooperation.
American workers increasingly report feeling stressed, a condition that can erode safety and drive injuries.
Refusal to confirm immigration status is not enough to prove an injured worker illegal and stop benefits.
Focusing on disability prevention, ACOEM’s new president intends to increase its influence in the occupational medicine field.
While medical-only claims are declining for private self-insured companies in California, indemnity claim frequency has seen the biggest jump in 10 years.
Significant workers’ comp legal decisions from around the country.
State actions to reduce the unnecessary prescribing of dangerous opioid painkillers pay off.
The Delaware Legislature’s House Bill 373 aims to reverse the state’s trend of double-digit rate increases.
Workplace shoulder injuries are challenging workers’ comp payers, especially as the nation’s workforce ages.
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.
Workplace modifications can speed return to work for injured, aging employees.
Will renewed calls to ban workers’ compensation benefits for illegal immigrants follow rising immigration worries?
Opioid prescribing rates have grown in Michigan, but remain unchanged in most other states, according to the latest report.
A district court found that intent was the most important factor in determining whether a subcontractor qualified as an employee, but an appeals court disagreed.
A look at some of the sessions featured in the 2014 NWCDC Program Management track.
A large proportion of work-related musculoskeletal impairments require Medicare set aside arrangements.