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As he kicks off NWCDC, Dr. Drew Pinsky will address the unique issues of addiction treatment in workers’ comp, and about returning people to flourishing lives.
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.
Courts are increasingly leaning in favor of forcing payers to reimburse workers’ comp claimants for medical marijuana.
A new agreement among large U.S. corporations may alter how health care service providers operate.
A growing number of industry stakeholders are keeping an open mind about reimbursing claims for the medical use of cannabis.
A new report suggests that the prescription opioid crisis is getting worse, not better.