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Lynch: The ICE Man Cometh 05/26/2017
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 37 | 0
This will be hard. For a moment, squeeze yourself into the tight shoes of one of America’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants. Eight million of you are...Read More

Paduda: Compounds in Workers' Comp 05/25/2017
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 199 | 0
CompPharma’s second research paper on compounds in workers’ comp was published last week. Authored by pharmacists and government affair...Read More

Keefe: WC Reform Proposals to Get Our Claims Industry Out of Legislative Cross-Hairs 05/24/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 166 | 0
We find it a bit puzzling that workers’ compensation reform continues to be such a focus of concern to the extent it is seen as a sticking point for our state’s budget. ...Read More

Sams: Formularies Grow in Popularity, but Which One to Use? 05/22/2017
By: Jim Sams (Senior Editor)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 301 | 0
A familiar labor vs. management battleground has sprung around the latest cost-control trend in workers’ comp: drug formularies.  ...Read More

Wilson: Court Declares CMS Practice Unlawful but Withholds Injunction 05/23/2017
By: Rita Wilson
State: NA | Segment: Top | 248 | 0
Earlier this year, Tower MSA summarized the California Insurance Guarantee Association’s (CIGA) case challenging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) practice of claim...Read More

Young: Go With the Flo? 05/19/2017
Source: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 357 | 0
We’re in one of those languid periods of California workers’ comp. ...Read More

Brannan: Our Formulary Is Model for Other States 05/17/2017
Source: Ryan Brannan
State: TX | Segment: Top | 260 | 0 | Popular with Employer
In the midst of a nationwide opioid crisis, Texas implemented a prescription drug formulary in 2011 — not because it would save insurance companies money but because it could save lives.  ...Read More

Keefe: A New and Blurring Part of WC Reforms 05/18/2017
By: Eugene Keefe
State: IL | Segment: Top | 295 | 0
A Chicago Democrat presented new Illinois workers' compensation reform legislation incorporating a “resource-based relative value scale,” or RBRVS, as the physician-health care payment system and a cost savings mega-plum for state employers and local governments....Read More

LeFevre: ODG, NGC and the Formulary Debate 05/16/2017
By: Phil LeFevre
State: LA | Segment: Top | 424 | 0
Opioids are synthetic heroin. HEROIN. Phi...Read More

Luna: Why Details Matter in the Formulary Debate 05/15/2017
By: Carlos Luna
State: LA | Segment: Top | 741 | 0
Generalities plague the workers’ compensation industry, from indirectly typecasting opioid-using patients as drug addicts to characterizing physicians as narrow-minded, profit-driven narcissists, and former state officials suggesting a single binary drug list can have similar cost-savi...Read More
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