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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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WCRI Releases CompScope Benchmarks

In-depth reports for 16 different states examine medical payments, costs, duration of disability, and more.

May 2018

Illinois Bill May Allow Patients to Trade Opioids for Marijuana

Senate Bill 336 passed with a 44-6 vote and is now headed to the House.

May 2018

The Craze Over Kratom

Kratom continues to grow in popularity as a drug for pain and opioid withdrawal, despite concerns from the FDA, CDC and DEA.

May 2018

Four Current and Near-Future Drug Trends Impacting Rx Management

In a special partner post with WorkCompWire, Healthesystems discusses developments in pain management, specialty drugs, and more.

May 2018

Opioid Withdrawal Drug Closer to Approval

If approved, Lucemyra (lofexidine) would be the first non-opioid drug approved to treat the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.

Apr 2018

Dr. Silvia Sacalis Discusses Value-Based Care with WorkCompWire

Healthesystems’ VP of Clinical Services discusses how workers’ comp is embracing a value-driven approach.

Apr 2018

WCIRB Reports on Chronic Opioid Use and Weaning

A new study analyzes the characteristics of chronic opioid use claims, while also examining opioid weaning data.

Apr 2018

PTSD Bills Gain Momentum in Workers’ Comp

A Florida bill was recently signed into law, and states such as Arizona, Utah, Connecticut, and Oregon may follow suit.

Apr 2018

More States Embrace Closed Drug Formularies

Indiana and Kentucky signed off on formulary bills, while other states continue to make progress on their promised formularies.

Apr 2018

Dr. Robert Goldberg to Speak at IRSG

Healthesystems’ Chief Medical Officer will present "Can Workers’ Comp Catch Up to the Rest of Healthcare?" at the 2018 IRSG Annual Conference.

Apr 2018

FDA Approves New Opioid Prodrug, Apadaz

Apadaz oral tablets were approved for the short-term management of acute pain, at no more than 14 days of use.

Mar 2018

Dr. Silvia Sacalis to Speak at National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

Healthesystems' VP of Clinical Services will co-present Workers' Comp Opioid Use Trends and Effective Population Health Management

Mar 2018

Ohio BWC Reports Falling Levels of Opioid Dependence

The number of opioid-dependent injured workers in the Ohio workers' comp system fell 19% in 2017.

Mar 2018

Air Ambulances: State v Federal Cost Control

Many states have attempted to implement fee schedules for air ambulances, but courts citing federal regulations have stricken them down.

Mar 2018

State and City Lawsuits Continue to Mount Against Opioid Manufacturers

Forty-one states and over 200 cities and counties claim drug makers deceived patients and doctors regarding opioid safety and addiction risks.

Mar 2018

Drug Recalls Impacting Comp

Senna Laxative bottles were found to contain NSAIDs, while 55 lots of compounded drugs face questionable sterility.

Feb 2018

Medication Multiplication

A visual depiction of how opioid side effects can cascade across the body.

Feb 2018

Increased Abuse Among Anti-Diarrhea Drugs

When taken in excessive doses, the anti-diarrhea drug loperamide can mimic opioid euphoria, and toxicity events and deaths are on the rise.

Feb 2018

State Legislatures Increase Action Against Opioid Epidemic

The passage of opioid action plans in Arizona, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania are the most recent additions to growing statewide efforts to curb the epidemic.

Feb 2018

The Rise of the Gig Economy

In 2003, gig workers made up less than 5% of the workforce. Today, estimates vary between 8% and 40%, raising questions for comp.

Feb 2018

FDA Continues to Shift Opioid Strategy

FDA, opioid, opioids, opioid policy, opioid policies, drug development, non-opioid

Jan 2018

Artificial Intelligence and Workers’ Comp

Machine learning aims to automate parts of claims management.

Jan 2018

No End in Sight for the Opioid Epidemic?

Despite decreases in prescribing rates, the opioid epidemic claims more lives than ever before, partially due to synthetic formulations.

Jan 2018

State and Federal Governments Clash Over Marijuana

The Department of Justice’s recent announcement may come to a head with the will of state governments and popular opinion.

Jan 2018

March of the Millennials

By 2020, millennials will make up half the workforce, so how will they impact workers’ comp?

Jan 2018

New Pathways in Pain Management: Novel Non-Opioid Medications

Current research explores non-opioid neuropathways for pain management

Winter 2017

6 Specialty Drug Trends Impacting Workers' Comp Right Now

Health and cost impacts of specialty drugs for chronic conditions seen in workers' comp

Winter 2017

Patient Age: More than a Number in Rx Management

Age, as well as overall health, must be considered in medication management

Winter 2017

Reality Check: New FDA Initiatives Re-Examine Opioid Policies

The FDA acknowledges the need to shift opioid policies as overdose rates continue to rise

Winter 2017

Perspectives: Use of Virtual Reality and Video Games in Physical Therapy

Industry thought leaders share their insights

Winter 2017

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