Workers' Compensation

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Reforming Chronic Pain Treatment: New Attitudes and Better Knowledge Advocated
Posted on 3 Feb 2012 by John Stahl

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare authorized the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to study issues related to chronic pain. One reason for this effort was that chronic pain issues annually cost the workers’ compensation... Read More

How Washington State Is Beating the High Cost of Prescription Drugs
Posted on 20 Nov 2011 by John Stahl

Washington State Combines Preferred Drug List and Volume Buying By John Stahl, Esq. Like the weather, increasingly high costs of the deluge of prescription drugs prompt complaints by everyone who provides workers’ compensation coverage... Read More

Trends in Workers’ Compensation Narcotics Use: Avoiding Early Use is Key
Posted on 6 Jun 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. A May 2012 report from the National Council on Compensation Insurance Holdings, Inc. , (NCCI) addressed the conclusions of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) that “the overuse of opioid... Read More

Alternative Approaches to Treating Chronic Back Pain
Posted on 3 Feb 2012 by John Stahl

Drugs aren’t the only solution This is a hard pill to swallow for “pill mill” doctors and pharmaceutical companies that provide their supply, but alternative workers’ compensation approaches to managing chronic pain are increasingly... Read More