Workers' Compensation

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Uncovering the True Costs of Physician Dispensing of Drugs
Posted on 3 Feb 2017 by Roger Rabb

Do the hidden, and not so hidden, costs of physician dispensing of drugs outweigh the benefits? Drugs prescribed and dispensed directly by physicians often cost substantially more to consumers, and by extension any covering insurer, than drugs dispensed... Read More

NCCI Research Brief on Medicare Set-Asides and Workers' Compensation
Posted on 21 Sep 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NCCI has recently examined the demographics related to MSAs (distributions of amounts of MSAs and total settlements that include MSAs; distributions of ages of claimants) and the aspects of the CMS review process (length of time from submission to CMS... Read More

The Effect of Drug Fee Schedules and Other Factors on Workers’ Comp Prescription Drug Costs
Posted on 6 Oct 2015 by Roger Rabb

By Roger Rabb, J.D., Special Correspondent for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter NCCI studies have shown that establishing a fee schedule for physician services can help keep down costs in workers’ compensation claims, and... Read More

Louisiana: Wholesale Pharmacy Providing Pharmaceuticals to Doctor for Dispensing on Consignment Basis Has No Right of Action Against Employer/Insurer
Posted on 7 Mar 2013 by Jeffrey C. Napolitano

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... Read More

Off-Label Drugs and Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Asides
Posted on 11 Jun 2011 by Jennifer Jordan

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL, LLC With the addition of Part D to the Medicare program in 2006, Medicare set-aside allocations (“MSAs”) grew exponentially overnight. The problem was further exacerbated by the April... Read More

Out of Network/Attorney Directed and Physician Directed Pharmacies
Posted on 15 Jun 2011 by Jeffrey C. Napolitano

By Jeffrey C. Napolitano Juge Napolitano Guilbeau Ruli Frieman & Whiteley Metairie, LA The total cost of providing prescription medication in Louisiana workers' compensation cases have skyrocketed in the past 3 years. This can be attributed... Read More