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COVID-19 may be making it difficult for chronic pain patients to access care. Here’s what workers’ comp can do to help.
Other pain relief therapies hold substantial promise in defeating drug dependency.
Workers’ comp providers can work with doctors, adjusters and patients to get a handle on pain prescriptions.
Presumption laws combined with newer, more expensive cancer drugs are a one-two punch municipalities can ill afford.
An exploratory program may help identify answers for some of the thorny issues surrounding medical marijuana in workers’ comp.
Two recent court decisions have claims payers talking: Should injured employees be able to choose their preferred pharmacy?
A Kentucky Supreme Court ruling confirms and codifies employee choice in matters of pharmacy.
Dispensers are using loopholes to circumvent reforms. But PBMs and payers are pushing back.
In the face of uncertainty, stay focused on what’s in your control.
With access to PDMP data, pharmacy benefit managers could be an important ally in the fight against opioid addiction.
Liberty Mutual appears to be the first carrier to create a workflow process for evaluating medical marijuana expense reimbursement requests.
Prescription monitoring programs are a prime tool in the fight against opioid abuse. Unfortunately there are barriers to access.
Working through realistic scenarios, veteran workers’ compensation experts pointed out flaws in claims management.
Return to work should be an active part of the recovery process, not just the end goal.
These sessions are among the many presentations on Nov. 30 at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® and Expo.
The NWCDC is committed to help you stay abreast of industry trends and manage disability and work comp’s toughest challenges.
Workers’ comp professionals have a broad array of tools at their disposal to help combat the ongoing problem of opioid abuse.
Kentucky, long poisoned by the opioid epidemic, is turning its experiences into strategies that can help other states drive change.
The benefits of prescription drug monitoring programs are clear, but some states could be better utilizing them.
State oversight can help rein in compounding, but inroads can also be made from within claims payer and managed care organizations.
Kentucky, long embroiled in the opioid epidemic, is turning its challenges into strategies that can help other states drive change.