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Occupational health professionals are there to support employers and employees during all stages of the process, from pre-hire to injury recovery.
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.
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.