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Guest Post: Jeffrey Napolitano on Lafayette Bone & Joint Clinic v. LUBA and Choice of Pharmacy Implications

The recent Lafayette Bone & Joint Clinic v. LUBA case decided by the Louisiana Supreme Court sought to settle questions regarding employer choice of pharmacy (about which courts have differed). In the following guest post, Jeffrey Napolitano, attorney with Juge, Napolitano, Guilbeau, Ruli & Frieman representing LUBA in this case, explains the matter and implications for carriers moving forward.

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July “Comp in Focus” Luncheon Put the Spotlight on Attorney Fees

Louisiana Comp Blog’s July “Comp in Focus” luncheon met on Tuesday the 19th at Mr. B’s Bistro in New Orleans, with attendees gathering to discuss two current attorney fee issues. “Comp in Focus” is a bimonthly luncheon speaker series that addresses emergent issues in the workers’ compensation industry, with speakers from both employer/insurer and claimant/labor sides of the arena.

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Women in Comp: Babs Schultz, VP of Underwriting at LRA SIF

Babs Schultz, Vice President of Underwriting and Member Services at the Louisiana Restaurant Association workers’ comp fund (​LRA SIF​) is our July “Women in Comp” featured executive. Read on for her perspective on how the workers’ comp world has changed since she started at LRA in 1993, plus her thoughts on work ethic in a male dominated industry.

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Potential Erosion of MTGs in the Spotlight at 2016 LASIE Open Forum and Legislative Recap

The Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers (LASIE) hosted its annual Legislative Recap and Open Forum in Baton Rouge on July 13th. Jeffrey Napolitano, who represented LUBA in a recent Louisiana Supreme Court case regarding choice of pharmacy, led the morning with a discussion about the status of the Medical Treatment Guidelines (MTGs).

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Essential Updates: Comp Medical News for July

Welcome to this month’s Comp Medical News recap. An unexpected rise in the U.S. death rate, personalized medicine through genetic testing, and synthetic drugs are your headlines for July 2016.

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LCA Conference Features Fun and Networking in Natchez, New Education on MRI and Spine Claims

The Louisiana Claims Association (LCA) Educational Conference and Expo wrapped up yesterday after three days of networking and learning in the Old South town of Natchez, Mississippi. The Baton Rouge-based organization represents claims professionals from all over the state of Louisiana via its local chapters, and the conference is open to adjusters and vendors from most surrounding states (Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama).

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