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California closed formulary for workers comp prescriptions approved

Published October 07, 2015 CST

A new bill to establish a closed formulary for medications prescribed in the California workers comp system seeks to combat the overutilization of opioids and other drugs.

Opting out of workers comp program demands careful consideration

Published October 06, 2015 CST

Employers tempted to opt out of a workers compensation system should make sure they fully understand the ramifications of doing so.

Construction foreman, owner charged with manslaughter in worker's death

Published September 28, 2015 CST

A California carpenter's fatal fall leads to manslaughter charges against his employer and foreman.

Mail order pharmacy savings rarely tapped in workers comp

Published October 08, 2015 CST

Filling workers compensation prescriptions via mail order offers numerous advantages, however, the industry has yet to embrace the process.

Adjuster settles fraud charges over comp for ex-NFL player

Published October 02, 2015 CST

A former Gallagher Bassett Services Inc. claims adjuster who issued nearly $1.59 million in checks to former New York Giants player Marcus Buckley is now facing prison time and a $250,000 fine.

N.M. sets maximum for medical pot reimbursement

Published October 05, 2015 CST

The New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration has proposed setting the maximum payment that injured workers could be reimbursed for medical cannabis at $12.02 per gram.

Long-term opioid use tops workers comp payer worries: study

Published October 06, 2015 CST

Opioid use tends to lead to longer-lasting, more expensive claims — which is why it currently ranks as workers comp payers' number-one concern.

Former Knicks, Hawks NBA player eligible for California comp

Published October 05, 2015 CST

A court ruling says California is responsible for covering former NBA player Durand Macklin's cumulative injury claim.

Workers comp insurer agrees to do more for limited English speakers

Published October 06, 2015 CST

Following civil rights complaints from injured workers, the Washington state Department of Labor & Industries has agreed to provide language assistance services to those who require them.

Comp commission to hear Dillard's employee injury claim appeal

Published October 02, 2015 CST

Dillard's may have opted out of Oklahoma's workers compensation system, but a former employee's appeal over denied injury work benefits will still be heard by the Oklahoma Worker's Compensation Commission.

Doctors a crucial link in return-to-work success

Published October 01, 2015 CST

Physician support can make a huge difference in the outcome of return-to-work programs.