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IAIABC and ACOEM Partner for Better Outcomes in Workers' Compensation

MADISON, WI - The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) have announced a partnership aimed at promoting better outcomes of injuries and illnesses in the United States’ workers’...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (10/15/2012)

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: WCRI Studies Show Impact of Recession, Reforms on 16 State WC Systems . Insurance Execs Seek WC Rate...

Experts Offer Guidance on Opioid Management Strategies

By John Stahl, Esq. The double-edged sword regarding using opioids to relieve pain associated with compensable harm is that the workers’ compensation claimants benefit from the effects of feeling little or no pain and health-care practitioners value the profitable and quick-fix aspects of this...

IAIABC Policy Guide on Reducing Opioid Abuse Offers Blueprint for Effective Reform

The bad news is that opioid abuse related to treating chronic pain remains a serious problem for every workers’ compensation system participant. The good news is that many workers’ compensation jurisdictions are increasing their efforts to reduce this situation that officials at the federal...

IAIABC Taking Part in Shaping the Future of Workers’ Compensation

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL, LLC On April 20, 2016, the IAIABC kicked off the National Conversation on the Future of Workers’ Compensation at its Forum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In a three hour session, questions were presented to about 100 attendees to debate in round...

Innovations in Workers’ Compensation Regulation From the IAIABC Conference, 2016

By Elizabeth Connellan Smith, Counsel, Verrill Dana LLP, Portland, ME Innovation isn’t always the first word associated with the regulation of workers’ compensation, but innovation was in the forefront of the Commissioners and Associate Members Roundtable on Tuesday, September 27, 2016...