Welcome to this month’s edition of Comp Medical News. Trendy cannabidiol, new medication for low back pain, and opioids are your headlines for October 2018.
NCCI released a new Insights research brief, Medical Services and How They Contribute to the Cost of WC Claims.
Moody’s said that the current pricing environment for property/casualty insurers is “modestly positive,” with commercial casualty rates showing smaller changes.
Among all civilian jobs in 2017, workers spent an average of 60.4 percent of their workday standing or walking and 39.6 percent of their workdays sitting, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Upcoming industry events for November.
A.M. BestTV’s latest episode features Michael McRaith, discussing how insurtech is ripe for regulation.
RIMS of South Louisiana announced its next luncheon.
The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is proposing five new forms to help insurance carriers submit requests for reimbursement from the Subsequent Injury Fund.
A survey conducted by the American Health Association found that over three quarters of U.S. employees have dealt with issues negatively affecting their mental health.
Texas Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Cassie Brown adopted amendments concerning designated doctor procedures and requirements.