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Doctor Shortages, Behavioral Treatment ID'd as Hot Topics for Work Comp

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 1126 | 0 | 34 min read

Marijuana, opioids and telemedicine have been hot issues this year in workers’ comp medical treatment, and they’re expected to remain so in 2020. But topics such as doctor shortages and different types of behavioral therapy may also be drawing more attention in the new year. A looming shortage of doctors, fueled in part by physician retirements, is expected to hit workers’ comp especially hard, Healthesystems said in an article in its RxInformer publication last week. Doctors who treat injured workers face a highly regulated environment and stringent requirements, ...

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