Monthly Archives: September 2016

In industry news:

Optum released the latest edition of Clinical Info, encompassing noteworthy changes to medications and guidelines affecting the workers’ compensation industry.

LABI 2016 Workers’ Comp Seminar Turns Up the Heat on Opioids, Claim Management Issues

Last week, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) held its annual workers’ comp seminar at L’Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge. Presenters addressed a wide variety of industry issues, including deposition strategies, functional capacity evaluations and physical therapy. However, opioids and policy controls surrounding them remained a major focus of the event, with a stirring speech from state Representative Chris Broadwater (R – Hammond).

In local news:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has named 24 Louisiana parishes and two Texas counties agricultural disaster areas because of last month’s storms and flooding.

In tech news:

Prime Health Services has partnered with Consumer Health Connections to offer a workers’ compensation telehealth specialty network – Prime Telemed.

In local news:

S&P Global Ratings says that the 22 Louisiana parishes that were impacted by record flooding in August will experience varying degrees of economic and financial stress.