Tag Archives: opioids

Antoine’s Launches Assistance Program for Employees in Response to Deaths

Antoine’s Restaurant, a quintessential landmark of the New Orleans dining scene for tourists and locals alike, has started a new initiative to combat drug and alcohol abuse among its employees and improve work life balance. Now that the initial rollout is over, and in honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, Louisiana Comp Blog reached out to Matthew Daroca, Systems Development Manager at Antoine’s, to get details on the program and how Antoine’s hopes to export its benefits to the local food and beverage industry more generally.

Comp in the Capitol: State Opioid Commission and Physical Therapy Access Expansion Passed Favorably out of Health and Welfare

All of the action was in Health and Welfare this week. Legislators in the House considered SB 291 by Senator Mills, a companion measure to HB 623, which would allow patients to access physical therapy care without a prescription or referral. The measure passed favorably out of Committee. The Committee also favorably moved a measure that would create a Commission to study and develop recommendations for Louisiana’s opioid crisis.

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Meredith Warner Talks Return-to-Work, Louisiana’s Opioid Crisis

Dr. Meredith Warner, MD, MBA, of Warner Orthopedics and Wellness in Baton Rouge, is a foot and ankle surgeon, pain specialist and Veteran who treats workers’ comp patients with a keen eye toward return to work. Louisiana Comp Blog sat down with Dr. Warner to discuss her work and the provider experience in Louisiana’s workers’ comp system. Read on to get Dr. Warner’s thoughts on why more education is needed on all sides.

MASI Set to Offer Fun and Functional Solutions at 18th Annual Fall Conference in Biloxi

The Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers will host its 18th Annual Fall Conference from Wednesday, September 23rd to Friday, September 25th, at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The event promises to be an especially informative one for self-insured workers’ comp and health professionals as several national speakers and local experts take the stage to provide their perspective on trends and concerns in the industry.