CWCI Study Finds Most California Workers’ Comp Drugs Are in the Medi-Cal Fee Schedule

California workers’ compensation prescription drug costs may be on the rise again, but not because of an increase in the use of drugs outside of the Medi-Cal fee schedule according to new research by the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. Under the workers’ compensation pharmacy...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (7/23/2012)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS WILG Symposium on 40th Anniversary of Nat'l Commission on WC Laws . NCCI Reports on Impact on Impairment...

CWCI Finds Use of Compounded Drugs in California Workers’ Comp Are Down, But Payments Are Up

New CWCI research shows that compounded drugs accounted for a declining share of California workers’ compensation prescriptions last year following reforms intended to contain the use and associated costs of these drugs and changes in how they are billed, but despite this decline, compound drug...

CWCI Finds Use of Compounded Drugs in California Workers’ Comp Are Down, But Payments Are Up

New CWCI research shows that compounded drugs accounted for a declining share of California workers’ compensation prescriptions last year following reforms intended to contain the use and associated costs of these drugs and changes in how they are billed, but despite this decline, compound drug...

Louisiana: Wholesale Pharmacy Providing Pharmaceuticals to Doctor for Dispensing on Consignment Basis Has No Right of Action Against Employer/Insurer

By Jeffrey C. Napolitano, Juge Napolitano Guilbeau Ruli & Frieman, a plc, Metairie LA Wholesale pharmacies who contract with physicians to provide pharmaceuticals to them on a consignment basis for dispensing to their workers compensation patients, cannot seek payment for the pharmaceuticals directly...