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Published: 12/19/2011 in Workers’ Comp & Disability category
Use of prescription painkillers has increased in staggering proportions compared with other medication classes, in terms of the number of prescriptions written, costs and incidence of overuse and abuse.
Published: 09/15/2014 in Workers’ Comp & Disability category
With increasing emergency room visits due to the misuse or abuse of opioid analgesics, a medication largely used in the workers’ comp industry, payers are seeking tools to reduce their misuse or abuse. Learn about the success of such a tool.
Published: 07/31/2014 in Captives / Self-Insurance category
Rob Walling explores how health care professionals are expanding how they use captives to address the ever changing insurance exposures they face.
Published: 04/10/2014 in Claims Management category
Overall drug trend for workers' compensation increased 9.5%, according to the Express Scripts Workers' Compensation Drug Trend Report, primarily from an 8.2% jump in cost per prescription.
Published: 05/13/2014 in Workers’ Comp & Disability category
The second brief in the “Essentials of Return to Work” series asks "What does quality care mean?” and “How does any one person help ensure it is achieved?” We look at the hidden factors that influence treatment, outcomes, costs, and recovery.