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From shifts in drug costs to state-based workers’ comp system restructuring efforts, these are the trends workers’ comp professionals need to make sure they’re paying attention to.
As treatments including medical marijuana gain traction in the workers’ comp space, employers need new strategies to manage the risks and contain costs.
One company’s changing of TPAs provided valuable and unexpected risk management lessons for others to glean from.
Healthcare Solutions CEO Joe Boures answers R&I’s questions on client service, industry consolidation and the best Philly cheesesteaks.
A round-up of nationwide regulatory changes affecting the workers’ compensation industry.
A significant number of large employers are benefiting from wellness programs, but too many small employers are missing out on the potential savings.
The data we collect is more powerful than ever before, but we still need to learn how to leverage it into information that can be acted upon.
Experts say risk management talent is needed for true integration and optimum savings.
Recent accidents highlight risk management challenges of long hours and tough road conditions.
Safety professionals are retiring, and newcomers cannot fill the gap in numbers or experience.
It’s only a matter of time before a form of accountable care organizations focused on value-based health care purchasing emerges in comp.
Sometimes hitting a hole-in-one isn’t so lucky.
Safeway rebuilt its safety culture on a foundation of positive reinforcement, leading to savings in excess of $100 million.
Expert opinion is mixed on whether a new class of painkillers will solve the problems plaguing pain management efforts.
An amended bill would impose reductions on medical fees for three years, giving the state an opportunity to consider the need for a fee schedule based on Medicare rates.
Significant workers’ comp legal decisions from around the country.
A 40-year industry veteran offers a reminder that the injured worker must be kept at the forefront of the workers’ comp system.
Employers may be legally required to open their workers’ comp light duty programs to pregnant workers.
Physicians are not monitoring their patients’ opioid prescriptions closely enough, but PBMs can push guideline adherence.
In the first two states to wrestle with questions of allowing employers to opt out of the federal workers comp system, uphill battles remain.
The risk of workplace hearing loss has remained steady for decades, but more needs to be done in high-risk industries such as construction and mining.