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Inadequate state funding, voluntary programs and a lack of interstate operability hamper efforts to reduce prescription drug abuse.
A patient-centered approach that reduces adversarial tension puts employees on the road to recovery faster.
Risk & Insurance® and Healthcare Solutions convene a pharmacy benefit management roundtable discussion over breakfast in Atlanta.
Disallowing a cheaper form of the drug could spurn abuse.
How the Oklahoma Option compares to Texas nonsubscription.
When a city worker can no longer lift certain weights essential to the job, can the city legally cut him loose?
Workers' comp payers are fed up with astronomical mark-ups and patients who languish on pain meds without improving.
Does employer size really matter?
Click here to read a new research report from the California Workers' Compensation Institute.
As we move through the first quarter of 2013, the insurance industry hopes that the economy exhibits an economic rebound to help harden premium prices.
Improving workers' comp through competition.
Procedures required by the new workers' comp law in California add burdens to third-party administrators.
Benefits to injured workers too often fail to meet a reasonable person's test for access, adequacy and simple decency.
The Texas model appears to be working, giving a boost to the movement toward the privatization of state-based workers' comp systems.
Will payers and providers ever strike a grand bargain over a pricing policy?
Claims payers focus ever more today on medical provider fraud and abuse. Nobody wants to look flat-footed on what is proclaimed to be a multibillion-dollar challenge.
A closed formulary in place since September 2011 is showing promise, thanks to strict preauthorization checks embedded at the point of sale.
Guidelines require that workers' compensation managers cross their T's and dot their I's when they apply to Medicare for set-asides.
Creating better patient outcomes needs to be a higher priority in workers' compensation, and the industry needs to do a better job recruiting the next generation.
The opioid crisis began when doctors realized that prescribing pain medication was an easy source of relief, but it has spiraled out of control.
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