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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 more entities require access to data from patient drug monitoring programs, experts caution on the need to develop standards for patient privacy.
To gain support across multiple levels of an organization, risk managers must communicate key metrics in a language that people already understand.
Significant workers’ comp legal decisions from around the country.
Direct investigation and nurse case management stop workers’ compensation fraud most effectively.
Preventable medical errors in hospitals are now the third leading cause of death in the US, only after heart disease and cancer.
Former players accuse the league of misuse of prescription painkillers.
How the mix of necessary medical services might shift when claims remain open for years.
Following a 2010 uptick, claims frequency has declined for three straight years at an average rate of about 3 percent per year.
Breakout sessions for the Legal/Regulatory Solutions track of the 2014 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® cover temps, ethics, and exclusive remedy.
Organizations must work harder to protect injured employees from the destruction opioids can wreak.
DMEC attendees shared their experiences with integrating absence and disability management programs, as well as wellness and employee assistance offerings.
The case for standing rather than sitting in offices is compelling.
New tools can make it easier to drive consistency in clinical decision-making and streamline workflows — delivering more control and more choice.
What is the value of same state licensure for peer reviews in workers’ comp utilization review?
A day-to-day risk management culture requires collaboration at all levels of the organization.
Historically, the outcome of integrated disability management programs has been a mixed bag. It’s time to re-imagine this concept and revisit the approach.
A round-up of nationwide regulatory changes affecting the workers’ compensation industry.
Significant interstate differences in payments to ambulatory surgery centers are tied to the way states regulate those payments.
Transportation accidents cause more severe injuries and workplace fatalities than any other event.
Will a new insurance product encourage more workers’ comp payers to forgo federal approval of Medicare set asides?