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5 Tips to Help Workers’ Comp Payers Optimize IT Resources

The insurance sector is experiencing an IT talent shortage. How can workers’ comp payers optimize the IT resources they already have?
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Things Change: The Growing Diversity of Pharmacy Cost Drivers

Smaller, more niche drug trends across different populations and geographies
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2023 Industry Insights Survey Report

We surveyed 500+ workers’ comp professionals on the biggest industry disruptors and priorities
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Marijuana Laws No Longer Thought to Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths

A new study builds upon earlier research with a larger, more up-to-date dataset, finding a reversal in trends.

Jul 2019

Healthesystems at WCI Orlando 2019

Visit Healthesystems in booth #909 and learn how we’re making waves in workers’ comp, and how we hope to benefit coastal cleanups for the “Coast to Coast” theme.

Jul 2019

Top Challenges

What do you see as the biggest challenge for your workers’ comp program in 2019 and beyond?

2019 Workers' Comp Industry Insights Survey

Major Trends

What industry trend do you think will have the biggest impact on your workers’ comp program in the next year?

2019 Workers' Comp Industry Insights Survey

Program Priorities

Rank the below items in order of priority for your organization’s workers’ comp program.

2019 Workers' Comp Industry Insights Survey

Program Successes

What workers’ comp program has your organization implemented that you’re finding the most success with?

2019 Workers' Comp Industry Insights Survey

FDA Reexamines Discontinued Drug for New Pain Applications

Orphengesic Forte has received a decision date of August 14, 2019.

Jun 2019

Shifting Gears in Patient Transportation with Rideshare

How services like Lyft and Uber can amplify injured worker transportation programs to improve claims outcomes.

Jun 2019

The Growing Utilization and Costs of Anticancer Medications

Though they’re only needed for special cases in workers’ comp, anticancer medications can easily exceed $10,000 per monthly fill.

Jun 2019

First Public Hearing for Cannabidiol (CBD) Products

Though most forms of marijuana are highly regulated, CBD products are readily available across the country. What does this mean for healthcare?

Jun 2019

FDA Proposes Fixed-Quantity Blister Packaging for Certain Opioids

In a call for public comment, the FDA believes that reducing excess opioid supplies can lower opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose.

Jun 2019

FDA Approves First Generic Naloxone Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdose

The life saving antidote for opioid overdose will soon be available in a consumer-friendly, generic nasal spray.

May 2019

2019 Workers’ Comp Industry Insights Survey

Healthesystems partnered with Risk & Insurance magazine to survey 500+ work comp professionals on their top challenges, trends, successes, and more.

May 2019

Negative Impacts of Combining Antidepressants with Opioids and Benzodiazepines

Combining all three drugs can reduce claim closure rates to 58.3%, with average claim costs of $94,000.

May 2019

Growing Trend: Expanding Cancer Coverage for Firefighters

Florida enacted a law to cover 21 different cancers, while other states like Montana, Maryland, and Virginia have recently passed similar laws.

May 2019

National Institute of Health to Launch $350 Million Opioid Intervention Study

Four research sites will test proven opioid prevention and treatment interventions, hoping to reduce overdose deaths by 40% over three years.

May 2019

FDA Tightens Restrictions for Transmucosal Fentanyl Products

New changes to REMS safety programs will require stronger treatment documentation and oversight.

Apr 2019

Patient Engagement is Personal: How to Help Injured Workers Help Themselves

Patient engagement can lead to better health outcomes, but not all engagement strategies are equally effective.

Apr 2019

The Impact of the Changing Workforce

The workforce is aging, getting younger, and gaining more women, all at once. What does that mean for claims management?

Apr 2019

Marijuana Continues to Take Major Steps Forward

Congress may soon clear federal restrictions to processing marijuana transactions, while the FDA asks for feedback on handling marijuana products.

Apr 2019

Oklahoma Reaches $270 Million Settlement with Opioid Manufacturer

Various state and local governments have sued drug developers for the harms of the opioid epidemic, and this could be the first of many settlements.

Apr 2019

Tanezumab Trials Yield Positive Results for Pain Management

Phase 3 clinical trials for this non-opioid drug demonstrate significant reductions in pain for osteoarthritis and chronic low-back pain.

Mar 2019

Opioid Imbalance: Risk Disparities Among Diverse Patient Populations

Demographic factors such as gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, and location can impact opioid risks.

Mar 2019

Tackling Topicals: Clinicians Takes Notice

Despite having little clinical impact, topical creams continue to be utilized widely in workers’ comp.

Mar 2019

The Drug Price Debate

Federal lawmakers and administrative agencies continue to investigate how to best lower ever-increasing drug prices.

Mar 2019

FDA Establishes Guidance for Brain-Computer Interface Technologies

Can special implants in the brain override paralysis? The FDA believes one day they could.

Mar 2019

FDA Nudges Developers to Create Over-the-Counter Naloxone

The FDA created special drug labels to clear a development hurdle and encourage manufacturers.

Feb 2019

Marijuana – What to Expect in 2019 and Beyond

Dr. Robert Goldberg and Sandy Shtab talk with Risk & Insurance about changing attitudes and policies around medical marijuana, its potential role in reducing reliance on opioids, and what this can mean for payers, employers, patients and PBMs.

Feb 2019

Troubling Trends for Benzodiazepines

Prescribing has doubled since 2003, overdose deaths quadrupled since 1996, and misuse accounts for 20% of benzodiazepine use.

Feb 2019

PTSD Coverage: More States Draft Legislation

Kentucky, Connecticut, Idaho, and West Virginia proposed bills to make PTSD compensable for first responders.

Feb 2019

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