Workers' Compensation

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Obamacare’s Impact on Workers’ Compensation Prescription Drug Costs: Experts Predict Greater Drug Utilization and Offer Solutions
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. The near certainty that provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a.k.a. Obamacare, will contribute to the increasing tendency to prescribe workers’ compensation claimants opioids prompted Risk & Insurance to conduct... Read More

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

Workers’ Compensation Under Romneycare Provides Clues for Nationwide Future of Systems
Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. Uncertainty regarding how the U.S. Supreme Court deciding that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was constitutional would impact workers’ compensation systems makes this a good time to review an expert’s... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Act - Individual Mandate Is Constitutional, Medicaid Expansion Is Limited
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) In a sweeping opinion covering four issues addressed over three days of oral argument, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28 found that the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) does not bar challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable... Read More

Update From the Benefits Review Board (May 2012)
Posted on 3 May 2012 by BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff

By Karen Koenig, Associate General Counsel, Longshore, Benefits Review Board, United States Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. BRB Statistical Update The Board began this fiscal year in October 2011 with 148 pending Longshore appeals. During the... Read More

Another Busy Year for Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Health
Posted on 11 Nov 2011 by Brian J. Caveney, M.D., J.D., MPH

The new 2011 Edition of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (LexisNexis) has shipped to customers This was another busy year for workers' compensation and occupational health. In light of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care... Read More

Blueprint for HIPAA and ADA Compliant Wellness Programs: Encouraging Good Health Reduces Workers’ Compensation Expenses
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. The article “Guidance for a Reasonably Designed, Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program Using Outcomes-Based Incentives” in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine demonstrates how employer-sponsored outcomes... Read More

Affordable Care Act: How It Can Reduce Workers’ Compensation Costs and Provide Better Outcomes for Injured Workers
Posted on 2 Jul 2015 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

By Ryan Benharris, Esq. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the unpredictability on its future effect on workers’ compensation systems across the country continue to be a hot topic among workers’ compensation scholars... Read More

Impact of Obamacare on Workers’ Compensation: Decreased Cost-Shifting Predicted
Posted on 17 Mar 2013 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. The fact that the primary provisions of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, become effective in January 2014 precludes accurately concluding whether those reforms will reduce increasingly burdensome workers’ compensation... Read More

Workers’ Compensation Under Romneycare Provides Clues for Nationwide Future of Systems
Posted on 29 Jun 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. Uncertainty regarding how the U.S. Supreme Court deciding that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was constitutional would impact workers’ compensation systems makes this a good time to review an expert’s... Read More

Obamacare’s Impact on Workers’ Compensation Prescription Drug Costs: Experts Predict Greater Drug Utilization and Offer Solutions
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. The near certainty that provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a.k.a. Obamacare, will contribute to the increasing tendency to prescribe workers’ compensation claimants opioids prompted Risk & Insurance to conduct... Read More

Blueprint for HIPAA and ADA Compliant Wellness Programs: Encouraging Good Health Reduces Workers’ Compensation Expenses
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. The article “Guidance for a Reasonably Designed, Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program Using Outcomes-Based Incentives” in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine demonstrates how employer-sponsored outcomes... Read More

Update From the Benefits Review Board (May 2012)
Posted on 3 May 2012 by BRBS Longshore Reporter Staff

By Karen Koenig, Associate General Counsel, Longshore, Benefits Review Board, United States Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. BRB Statistical Update The Board began this fiscal year in October 2011 with 148 pending Longshore appeals. During... Read More

Another Busy Year for Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Health
Posted on 11 Nov 2011 by Brian J. Caveney, M.D., J.D., MPH

The new 2011 Edition of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (LexisNexis) has shipped to customers This was another busy year for workers' compensation and occupational health. In light of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable... Read More

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