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Sep 2021

Medmonitor
FDA Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, Booster Shots on the Way

The Pfizer vaccine receives full FDA approval, while a new EUA authorizes booster shots for certain populations.

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This Month's Must Read
Applying AI to Leverage the Value of Unstructured Claims Data

Healthe’s Director of Enterprise Analytics discusses in WorkCompWire how natural language processing can assist with claim review, population management, and more.

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Clinical Insights
WCRI Publishes Report on Off-Label Gabapentinoid Use

Less than 1% of gabapentin prescriptions were prescribed for an FDA-approved diagnosis.

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Legislation & Policy
White House Issues Vaccine Mandate

All federal employees are impacted, as are companies with 100 or more employees.

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Healthe Developments
Connect with Healthe at the 2021 National Comp Conference

Join our educational session on infectious disease safety in the workplace, and don’t miss a chance to take part in our industry survey!

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Aug 2021

Medmonitor
New Generic Approvals

The FDA approved first-time generics for Xeljanz, two COPD medications, and more.

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This Month's Must Read
In Claims Management, Centralized Data Means Empowered Decisions

Healthe’s Director of Product Management explains how centralized data helps claims professionals.

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Clinical Insights
How Opioid Policy Impacts Opioid Utilization and Disability

A new WCRI report explores the impact recent opioid legislation has had on injured worker care.

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COVID-19 Developments
The Early Impact of COVID-19 on Workers’ Comp Claims

Another WCRI report looks at non-COVID-19 claims with injuries in the first two quarters of 2019 and 2020.

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Healthe Developments
Clinical Minute Video Series

Not enough time for white papers or industry reports? Check out our Clinical Minute videos!

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Jul 2021

Medmonitor
FDA and CDC: Vaccinated Adults Will Not Need COVID-19 Booster Shots

A joint statement announces that at this time, vaccinated adults are protected from the Delta variant.

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This Month's Must Read
Home Alone: The Mental Health Impact of Working from Home

Extensive isolation and unique stressors may impact the mental health of remote workers.

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Clinical Insights
AMA Updates Impairment Rating Guidelines for the First Time Since 2008

Changes center around improving the assessment of mental and behavioral impairment.

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Legislation & Policy
More Recreational Marijuana Legalization, More Positive Workplace Drug Tests

Connecticut legalizes recreational use, and NCCI expects even more states to follow suit.

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Healthe Developments
Silvia Sacalis to Join Panel Presentation at Florida RIMS Conference

Join our VP of Clinical Services on July 29th for a discussion on care and program considerations for underrepresented populations.

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Jun 2021

Medmonitor
FDA Approves First New Weight Loss Drug Since 2014, Issues EUA for COVID-19 Antibody

Wegovy (semaglutide) and sotrovimab will soon be available.

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This Month's Must Read
Empowering the Patient as a Mitigator of Claims Complexity

How to leverage the patient’s influence over care outcomes.

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Clinical Insights
Interstate Variation and Trends in Workers’ Comp Drug Payments

A new flash report from the WCRI highlights trends in drug utilization.

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Legislation & Policy
Mental Health Injuries Gain Momentum in Workers’ Comp

Corrections officers in Nebraska benefit from a new law; will healthcare workers in Connecticut join them?

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Healthe Developments
5 Ways We’re Innovating the Digital Experience for Claims Professionals

Check out Healthe’s latest featured article with WorkCompWire

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Conference Updates
Silvia Sacalis to Join Panel Presentation at FERMA 2021

Join our VP of Clinical Services on July 15th for a discussion on underrepresented populations in workers' comp.

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