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CompPharma Publishes Terms and Definitions for Workers' Compensation Pharmacy Industry

MADISON , CT – CompPharma ( www.comppharma.com ), a consortium of workers' compensation pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), has compiled a directory of terms and definitions describing various aspects of the workers' compensation pharmacy industry. "CompPharmaPedia," is available...

CA: WCAB Provides Guidance on Reimbursement of Lien for Repackaged Pharmaceuticals

Ramon Mendoza v. J. Buckbinder Industry, Inc., Insurance Company of the West Liens--Repackaged Pharmaceuticals--WCAB rescinded WCJ's finding that lien claimant California Pharmacy Management was entitled to partial reimbursement of its lien for repackaged drugs dispensed by treating physician...

PMSI Releases 2010 Annual Drug Trends Report

Tampa, FL (CompNewsNetwork) - PMSI, one of the nation’s largest providers of specialty products and services for the workers’ compensation market, today announced the release of its 2010 Annual Drug Trends Report. The report represents one of the most extensive analyses of workers’...

CWCI Research Tracks the Continued Growth of California Workers’ Comp Medical Expenses

California workers’ compensation medical expenditures fell sharply immediately after the enactment of the 2002-2004 reforms, but that decline was short-lived, and after rising steadily since 2005, average payments for treatment, pharmaceuticals and durable medical equipment (DME), medical management...

NCCI Addresses Workers’ Compensation Prescription Drugs Costs

Increased Utilization of Predominantly Expensive Drugs Fuel Cost Rise An August 2011 research brief by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. (NCCI) analyzed the trend of prescription drugs constituting a disproportionately high percentage of workers' compensation expenses. The...

CWCI Study Tracks Growth of California Workers’ Comp Medical Payments

A new CWCI study on changes in California workers’ compensation medical payments finds that since accident year (AY) 2005 – the first year after the last round of workers’ compensation reforms – the average amounts insurers pay for medical services on work injury claims have jumped...

CWCI Study Monitors California Workers’ Comp Medical and Indemnity Trends

Payments for pharmaceuticals and durable medical equipment (DME) in California workers’ compensation continue to increase sharply, adding pressure against the recent reforms to the system according to a new CWCI study that examines medical and indemnity payment trends from accident years (AY) 2002...

Purchase of Accounts Receivable Not a Trade Secret: Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (11/25/2014)

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for December 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Landmark Medical Management, Petitioner...

Price Controls on Specialty Pharmaceuticals: Global Perspectives on the Free Market Debate

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. We love our pharmaceuticals here in the U S of A and we pay through the nose for them too...