A new report from the Texas Department of Insurance Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group found that prescribing patterns for N-drugs fell considerably since the state imposed a closed pharmacy formulary.
A new study from Coventry Workers’ Comp Services has discovered decreased utilization of opioids and increased use of NSAIDs and other treatments for pain in its claims, suggesting that system reforms have had an effect.
NAIC has released the second volume of the 29th edition of the Insurance Department Resources Report.
Another state Supreme Court case, this time out of Ohio, has altered a state workers’ comp system.
Claims Journal addressed terrorism and other violent events in the workplace and how they affect the workers’ comp market and emerging trends in crisis management and mitigation.
NCCI recently announced the launch of its redesigned State Insight tool available to carrier and regulator customers.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review the Stahl challenge of the constitutionality of Florida’s workers compensation system in a case on which the state Supreme Court declined to rule.
A Texas company is facing $77,000 in fines for exposing workers to unchecked carbon monoxide.
Deb Smallwood, insurance tech expert, penned a piece for Property Casualty 360 in which she asks, How Well are Insurers and Agents Connected?