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A session at WCRI’s annual Issues & Research Conference will examine the mental health hurdles injured workers face.
Focusing on the person behind the workers’ comp claim is the right thing to do — not just for the employee but for the business.
Oklahoma’s opt-out system has employers intrigued, but taking a “wait and see” approach.
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.
Oil and gas extraction operations are coming under scrutiny because of the acute toxicity of chemicals found in volatile hydrocarbons.
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.
Several states have intensified investigations and criminal prosecutions of employers skirting the workers’ comp system.
In getting safety program funding, an actuary is a risk manager’s ally.
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.
Learn how to succeed with an unbundled claims management approach.
New workers are more likely to suffer heat related illnesses, but simple tips can ensure safety this summer.
Why did an appeals court find that an injured worker was eligible for comp, even though he tested positive for cocaine and admitted using it?
A benchmarking study of claims organizations documented limited availability of formal job training.
More leaders are looking past the organization’s silos in search of gains in health care and workers’ comp performance.