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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.
The National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals is calling for limits on the duration and doses of opioids.
According to a WCRI study, North Carolina stands to reap huge savings by adopting a Texas-style workers’ comp drug formulary.
A majority of patients still believe that opioids are the most effective remedy for pain, and expect treating physicians to prescribe them.
The Food and Drug Administration’s new label requirements for opioids stress the risk of abuse, addiction, overdose, and death.
Bills in the state’s House and Senate would free payers from any obligation to reimburse for medical marijuana.
Detox programs can help reduce long-term workers’ comp costs, but they are few and far between.
Workers’ compensation payers are increasingly concerned about the risks associated with drugs prescribed in conjunction with opioid pain medication.
A St. Louis court will hear arguments from pharmacies alleging that Express Scripts and its partners are plotting to drive them out of business.
There has been a sharp rise in the number of states either implementing or considering drug formularies for workers’ comp.
Time is almost up for submitting speaker proposals for the 2016 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo.
Nurses with soft skills can significantly improve outcomes on complex claims.
One expert in workers’ comp law recounts some of the most interesting cases of the year.
We highlighted these sessions for today’s NWCDC attendees.
A progressive goal attainment program can help injured workers overcome psychosocial risk factors.
Models analyze variables at intake and afterward to identify claims that may become adverse.
Boeing is innovating to improve both its workers’ comp outcomes and the quality of health care delivered to its workers.
Quality assurance programs prevent talented claims adjusters and supervisors from jumping ship.
Technology is helping to transform medical services, but employers and providers need to focus more on socioeconomic factors.