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Marijuana ruled 'reasonable and necessary' for injured worker's pain relief

Published June 30, 2015 CST

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has again ruled that medical marijuana should be classified as “reasonable and necessary medical care” for an injured worker.

California workers comp changes proposed

Published June 29, 2015 CST

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California proposes a new experience rating formula and other changes in its 2016 regulatory filing to the state’s insurance department.

Construction bears more opioid-related costs than other industries

Published June 29, 2015 CST

The cost of opioid use is greater for injured construction workers than for injured workers in other industries, according to a new analysis by insurer CNA Financial Corp.

Medical professional liability insurer acquires health care consultant

Published July 01, 2015 CST

Coverys’ has invested in Archway Health Advisors and now holds an ownership position in the company, the Boston-based medical professional liability insurer said Wednesday.

Medical care inflation could increase workers comp costs

Published July 02, 2015 CST

With medical care inflation expected to rise, workers compensation payers should take steps to control higher medical costs per claim, sources said.

Workers comp managed care services provider acquires case management firm

Published July 01, 2015 CST

Genex Services L.L.C. has acquired Integrated Care Management, a workers compensation and disability case management firm, the Wayne, Pennsylvania-based provider of managed care services said Tuesday.

Comp benefits still on the table despite worker’s pre-existing condition

Published June 24, 2015 CST

A worker’s pre-existing neck injuries should not bar him from getting full workers compensation benefits for a back injury, a New York appeals court ruled last week.

Opioid addiction suit puts workers comp payers on alert

Published May 21, 2015 CST

Experts urge workers compensation payers to take steps to avoid overprescribing or doctor shopping following a state Supreme Court's decision allowing patients to sue physicians and pharmacies for contributing to their addiction to opioids.

Patient transport helps build bridge back to work

Published April 16, 2015 CST

Providing injured workers with nonemergency transportation services can improve outcomes and return-to-work times.