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With its increased legalization, marijuana is becoming a more common debate in the world of workers’ comp. Here are a few medical insights workers’ compensation pros should keep in mind.
Broadspire’s Marcos Iglesias and attorney Stuart Colburn will help employers and payers separate cannabis fact from cannabis fiction at NWCDC in Las Vegas.
When an athlete is injured, trainers rush in and assist the player to the bench for treatment. A large chain of discount stores, 99 Cents Only, implemented the same model for workplace injuries.
Insurers are prosecuting premium fraud, because it’s creating unfair competition for honest businesses unable to compare with cheats reducing their expenses by failing to care for their workers.
The claims advocacy model is just one of many important topics on the agenda for 2018 NWCDC this December at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Explanation-of-benefit statements, like those mailed to health care insurance patients, could spur more workers’ comp claimants into reporting fraudulent activities.
A variety of painkillers make the list, but they aren’t the only drugs that threaten patient safety and compromise outcomes.
A man with a work-related back injury developed ALS, rendering him unable to work without pain meds. The state’s top court is asked to decide his eligibility for permanent total disability benefits.
Legislatures need to understand their underlying goal for injured workers and enact laws accordingly.
Analytics and good old-fashioned detective work have been singled out by investigators as key components in dismantling organized fraud rings.
One rancher failed to provide workers’ compensation for the family of a deceased employee, so the family turned to the legal system.
Workers’ comp opioid addiction is a murky area. While we are helping curb new addictions, we’re still failing a number of employees already dependent.
A workers’ compensation claims professional can learn a thing or two about injury from the nurses who manage their claims.
Know what your employees want, what you can offer them, and how you’ll secure organizational support.
For a staffing company with claims out of control, Kathleen Peck tore the program down and built it back up to achieve success, which earned her a 2018 Risk All Star designation.
Connecting injured workers with claims and case professionals of similar backgrounds can alleviate misunderstandings that delay recovery.
One Department of Public Works worker found that he could not file a negligence claim against his employer after already receiving workers’ compensation.
The steady creep of air tainted with dangerous particulate matter could make it far more challenging for employers in wildfire regions to protect outdoor workers from illness or injury.
Court must decide whether worker’s pain flare-up is related to a four-year-old work injury or a pre-existing condition.
A new report exploring trends in workers’ comp claims denied has the potential to upend our approach to claims.
To improve the odds of injured workers recovering from injuries without opioids, employers have tools and strategies at their disposal.