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Why Workers’ Comp Claims Drag On and On

Posted on February 26, 2014 by Rita Wilson

Any employer who has dealt with legacy claims understands the financial strain it can cause.  Does the term ‘creeping catastrophic claims’ resonate?  When you look below the surface, there are a multitude of reasons for a  workers’ compensation claim to stay open for an…

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Opioid Therapy: Red Flags That Warrant Intervention

Posted on February 24, 2014 by Rita Wilson

Signs that opioid therapy is being abused in a workers’ compensation claim can be difficult to pinpoint. The behavior may not seem consistent due to the nature of the injury, so sometimes it can go undetected.  This article provides 5 basic criteria to assist in recognizing…

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Opioids As They Were Intended…. Comfort At End of Life

Posted on February 24, 2014 by Rita Wilson

In an environment where we cringe each time we see  one more article on opioid use, it’s easy to forget the primary reason these medications were developed …. pain management in terminal illness and at end of life.  David DePaolo’s recent post was both powerful and informative. He…

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Specialty Pharmacy Invades Workers’ Compensation

Posted on February 22, 2014 by Rita Wilson

According to a recent issue of Workcompwire, “specialty medications”, drugs that may require special handling, distribution, administration and patient management, are beginning to have a significant impact on workers compensation.  With specialty conditions such as hepatitis C, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis occurring through direct or indirect…

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