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LeFevre: ODG, NGC and the Formulary Debate 05/16/2017
By: Phil LeFevre
State: LA | Segment: Top | 1988 | 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 | 1656 | 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

Langham: 1st DCA Reverses Florida Rate Case 05/12/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1495 | 0
Last fall, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation approved a workers' compensation insurance rate increase. A lawsuit invalidated that increase, but an appeal was filed. Part of that appeal was a "stay" entered by the appellate court (something courts can do as part of their inh...Read More

Langham: An Old War Story About Divorce and Workers' Comp 04/27/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 813 | 0
Remembering a case from years ago, I was representing a very large insurance company. It hired me to draft settlement paperwork regarding a fatality. The injured worker was undoubtedly killed on the job. No one had seen him fall, but several had been on hand when he landed. ...Read More

Langham: PDMP Success and Doctor-Shopping 04/20/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 789 | 0
Reuters reported in February that we are losing "91 Americans" per day to overdose. Interestingly, "since 1999, deaths from prescription opioids have quadrupled,&qu...Read More

Langham: Nero May Be Fiddling; What Are You Doing? 04/11/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 861 | 0 | Popular with Employer
Automation is back in the news this week. It is not a new subject for this blog. I find this topic fascinating, and in some respects it reminds me of the idiom of Nero "fiddling while Rome burns." ...Read More

Langham: Comp Laude Nominations Are Open 04/07/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1028 | 0 | Popular with Employer
It is that time of year again. Time to make nominations for the Comp Laude awards. ...Read More
Lynch: The Psychosocial Buzz Is Getting Louder 04/05/2017
By: Tom Lynch
State: NA | Segment: Top | 796 | 0 | Popular with Legal
“We know the single greatest roadblock to timely work injury recovery and controlling claim costs. And it’s not overpriced care, or doubtful medical provider quality, or even litigation. It is the negative impact of personal expectations, behaviors and predicaments that can&n...Read More

Langham: PDMP and Opioids in Ohio 03/27/2017
By: David Langham
State: OH | Segment: Top | 1178 | 0
A recent article in the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association caught my eye, "Strategies and policies to address the opioid epidemic: A case study of Ohio." The issue is se...Read More

Langham: Defense Fees, Loss Cost and More 03/22/2017
By: David Langham
State: FL | Segment: Top | 1247 | 0 | Popular with Legal
I recently had the opportunity to discuss workers' compensation with an attendee at a legislative meeting. The attendee explained to me a perception that workers' compensation insurance companies in Florida defend compensation cases too extensively. This attendee perceived that there is a...Read More
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