WCRI Study Updates on Rising Hospital Costs in Workers Compensation .
OR WCD Releases Full Report on 2014 WC Premium Rate Ranking .
Study on Opioid Tolerance Could Help Pain Patients Stay on Lower Dosages .
Study: Risk of Unintentional Overdose Twice as High for Long Acting Opioid Users .
Obama’s Budget Proposal Mandates Reporting of Workers Comp Benefits to SSA .
ProPublica Comments on OSHA Study of Inequality, Lack of Workplace Safety .
The Atlantic: Workers Comp Policy “Doesn’t Really Seem to Involve You Until It Does” .
PBS Newshour Interviews Journalists...
ProPublica Examines Benefit Cuts, Medical Review, Preexisting Conditions, Choice of Doctor .
ProPublica/NPR Answer Questions About Their Research on Workers Comp Articles .
Risk Expert Says High Costs of Workers Comp Due Mainly to Management Problem .
Walmart, Lowes, Safeway, Nordstroms &...
NPR Reports on Impact of Employers/Insurer Medical Control in California .
House Passes Legislation That Could Increase Medicare Physician Payments .
Insurance Regulators Address Ride Sharing Insurance Coverage Gaps .
Study Finds 25% Rate of Opioid Misuse, 10% Addiction Rate .
Study on Opioid...
NIOSH Recommends All Workplaces Be Tobacco Free, eCigarette Free .
NIOSH Examines High Rate of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Among Poultry Workers .
OSHA Updates Workplace Violence Protections for Healthcare, Social Service Workers .
CMS Releases Version 4.6 of MMSEA Section 111 NGHP User Guide . ...
Study: 26 States See Increase in Drug Overdose Death Rate .
NIOSH Examines Hazards of Temporary Employment .
NIOSH Proposes Adding Over 30 New Drugs to Hazardous Drug List .
Uber Adopts No Gun Policy for Drivers, Passengers After Chicago Shooting .
Study: Opioids, Barbiturates Being Overprescribed...
WCRI Study Examines Variation of Surgery Rates Across States .
Coventry Workers Comp Services Releases 2014 Drug Trends Analysis .
National Survey Finds Big Decline in Poor Uninsured After Affordable Care Act .
US Sup. Ct.: Same-Sex Couples May Marry, Obtain All Marriage-Related Benefits . ...
John F. Burton, Jr. Examines Impact of Race to the Bottom for Workers Comp Costs (p. 6) .
Prof. Spieler Attacks AMA Guides for Absence of Evidence-Based Medicine .
A.M. Best: U.S .State Workers Comp Funds’ Net Premiums Increased 11.5% in 2014 .
Insurance Companies Cautiously Providing...
RIMS/Advisen: Stable Insurance Market Shows Decline in Workers Comp Costs .
Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2015 Introduced in Congress .
Luxe Valet On Demand Service Converts Contractors to Employees .
Lawmakers Seek to Investigate DOJ’s Prosecution of Medical Marijuana Patients, Providers...
NASI: WC Benefits for Injured Workers Decline While Employer Costs Rise .
NAIC Releases Study on Workers Comp Large Deductible .
Third Circuit Dismisses Suit Against Cephalon Re Off-Label Marketing of Two Painkillers .
Study: On-Demand Economy Will Include 7.6M People by Year 2020 .
WEDI: Only Half of States Ready for ICD-10 Switch for Work Comp Claim Purposes .
MSP Report Examines Impact of MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Requirements .
New England Governors Urge FDA to Change Opioid Warning Labels .
AK: Uber Agrees to Pay State a Fine for Unpaid Workers Compensation Insurance...
CompPharma Releases Latest Workers Comp Prescription Drug Management Study .
OSHA Moves a Step Closer to Finalizing New Electronic Recordkeeping Rule .
Study Finds Long Term Opioid Use Less Effective for 4 out of 5 Women .
AZ: NCCI Explains 2.2% Decrease in Loss Cost Filing .
DOL Drafts New Multi-Employer Citation Standard (Franchisor Liability) at OSHA .
GOP Attacks Scope, Transparency of DOL’s Standard for Franchisor Liability at OSHA .
Study Finds 1 in 5 Small Businesses OK With Employee Medical Marijuana Use at Work .
JAMA: Opioid Dependence/Abuse Increased...
Latest Map of Uninsured in America Shows Lack of Health Insurance in the South .
Survey of Occupational Injuries, Illnesses Shows Nearly 3 Million Workplace Injuries in 2014 .
EEOC Proposes Allowing Genetic Information for Voluntary Workplace Wellness Programs .
Congressional Blog Warns of Injured...
WCRI: Medical Prices Lower, Grew Slower in States With Medical Fee Schedules .
OSHA Seeks Public Comment on Safety & Health Program Management Guidelines .
US Dept. of Labor Proposes Rule to Update Implementation of EEOICPA .
Documentary Film Made of Temp Worker Killed in Tragic Accident...
Doctor’s Union Challenges Medical Management Companies, Outsourcing .
US DOL Reports US Mining Deaths Dropped to New Lows in 2015 .
AIG Invests in Wearable Devices to Promote Workplace Safety .
91 Percent of Patients Overdosing on Opioids Continued to Get Painkiller Prescriptions .
NCCI Establishes Baseline for Monitoring Impact of ACA on Workers Comp .
Recent Ruling Could Give OSHA Wider Authority for Issuing Enterprise Abatement Orders .
AZ: ICA Posts RFQ for Qualified Vendor List for Investment Management Consulting Services .
CA: DWC Ended Lien Activation Fee Collection...
Sedgwick Institute Names Workers Comp Expert Richard Victor as Senior Fellow .
NIOSH Examines Latest Advances in Assessing Occupational Exposure Limits .
JPMorgan Chase Study Examines Impact of “Online Platform Economy” .
AK: DWC Emergency Regulations Made Permanent Eff. 3/11/2016...
OSHA Head Unveils Plans for 2016 .
Federal Court Upholds Wellness Program, Rejects Lawsuit Filed by EEOC .
NAIC Posts Latest Rankings for P&C Insurers Market Share .
Risks Inherent With Sharing Economy Posed to Increase 20 Fold+ During Next Decade .
ProPublica Workers Comp Investigation...
NCCI Posts 2015 State of the Line Reference Guide .
OSHA Considering Panel’s Recommendations for New Safety Guidelines .
Lockton Releases White Paper on Opioid Epidemic and Chronic Pain .
Senate Poised to Pass Bill to Reduce Opioid Abuse .
CA: DWC Posts Ethics Advisory Committee Annual...
CDC Posts Final Opioid Guidelines for 2016 .
ProPublica: Doctors Receiving Company Cash Tend to Prescribe More Brand-Name Drugs .
U.S. Prescription Drug Spending Rose 5 Percent in 2015 .
CA: DWC Announces Appointments to Ethics Advisory Committee .
CA: CHSWC Posts 2015 Annual Report .
Senators Slam Obama Directive for Sick U.S. Nuclear Workers .
AK: WCD Posts Director’s Interpretation on Issues Impacting Medical Fee Schedule .
AZ: Governor Signs SB 1323 Pro Se Vexatious Litigant .
CA: WCAB Chairman Ronnie Caplane to Retire From State Service .
CA: Supreme Court Grants...
Uber Seeks to Settle Employee Status Lawsuits for $100M; Judge to Review Terms .
CMS Releases April 2016 Version of WCMSA Reference Guide .
CA: DIR Reports 2014 Fatal Occupational Injuries .
CA: DWC Posts Workers’ Comp Fact Sheets, Claim Form in Four Additional Languages .
CO: DWC to...
CDC Posts Annual Workers Memorial Day 2016 Message .
CDC Examines Impact of Hearing Loss on Quality of Life .
CDC Examines Convenience Store Compliance to Reduce Workplace Violence .
AZ: ICA Discusses Implementation of RBRVS-based Fee Schedule .
CA: Lawsuit Claims Insurance Companies Illegally...
Labor Official Touts 10th Anniv. of Mine Improvement/New Emergency Response Act .
Implant Approved to Help Fight Opioid Dependency .
CA: DWC to Enforce Lien Claimants’ Use of Uniform Assigned Name .
CA: DWC Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2017 .
CA: Columnist: California...