Monthly Archives: June 2015

Telemedicine Gaining Ground in Comp Arena

Telemedicine – the use of phone or online video conferences to connect physicians with patients as opposed to traditional office visits – is a growing trend in workers’ comp, with supporters that cite extensive benefits for both payers and claimants. Challenges remain in both the legal and logistical arenas though, including a Sherman Act case between Teladoc and the Texas Medical Board. Louisiana Comp Blog reached out to local and national players to get their perspective on the rise of telemedicine.

In local news:

Fitch Ratings changed BP’s credit-ratings outlook from stable to negative yesterday, citing potentially crippling Deepwater Horizon fines.