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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.
Study findings could help employers target wellness efforts.
An outcomes-based litigation strategy calls for benchmarking workers’ compensation attorney performance.
A new rule for Connecticut’s workers’ comp patients could lead to poorer outcomes.
ICD-10 delays increase training costs and frustrations, but implementation will pay off.
New definition of “employee” in commercial goods transportation industry curbs misclassification.
High prices and uncertain efficacy make workers’ comp professionals question compound drugs.
SeaWorld found in violation of OSH Act following a trainer’s death by killer whale.
Lack of evidence keeps kidney disease off list of 9/11-related health conditions.
An employee is killed by lightning outside his place of work. Is the employer obligated to pay survivors’ benefits?
Key workers’ comp legal decisions from around the country.
Skip Smith, of Hooters of America, can point to numerous mentors who aided him.
Pharmaceuticals can do as much harm as good. Payers can help keep treatments in check.
An injured deli counter clerk abuses her prescription medications.
Analytics help identify actionable claims issues, but some tools are just “smoke and mirrors.”
Reports paint chilling picture of the U.S. economy after TRIA’s expiration.
Reforms have caused payments to ambulatory surgery centers to plunge — even further than expected.
Early identification of workers at risk for developing low back pain can reduce injuries as well as comp costs.
A new toolkit aims to help employers reduce the liabilities and costs associated with workplace bullying.
The property-casualty industry is likely to become the target of significant cost-shifting by health care providers.