- Injured man’s treatments by subsequent doctors ruled uncompensable
Certain medical treatments provided by doctors other than an injured worker’s original treating physician weren’t “reasonable and necessary” for a man who was struck in the head nearly 18 years ago, the Connecticut Appellate Court…
- Workers comp study shows cuts to California’s surgery center costs
Recent California workers compensation reforms have lowered payments to ambulatory surgery centers for workers comp medical procedures by 29%, according to a study by the California Workers’ Compensation Information Rating Bureau and the California…
- Specialty, compounded drugs driving up costs
Specialty and compounded drugs, which a study says have driven a major increase in overall U.S. prescription drug spending, also are increasing workers compensation costs.
- Employers urged to educate workers about dangers of opioid use
People underestimate the dangers related to the use of opioid painkillers, a National Safety Council study released Wednesday finds, and the council’s medical adviser urged employers to fill in the knowledge gap.
- Illinois' 2011 workers comp reforms result in 'incremental savings'
Illinois’ 2011 workers compensation reforms have led to “incremental savings” of medical costs, one employer said during a state House Labor and Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday.