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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 to both higher costs for the medication as well...

A Penny Saved Is a Penny Earned -- Does a Delaware Claimant Have the Right to Refuse Express Scripts?

Right now the two books on our night stand were both written by finance guru and born-again Christian Dave Ramsey. Tom is reading The Total Money Makeover and I am engrossed in Financial Peace. Dave also created a money management series called Financial Peace University-- I like to think that my thrifty...

A Penny Saved Is a Penny Earned -- Does a Delaware Claimant Have the Right to Refuse Express Scripts?

Right now the two books on our night stand were both written by finance guru and born-again Christian Dave Ramsey. Tom is reading The Total Money Makeover and I am engrossed in Financial Peace. Dave also created a money management series called Financial Peace University-- I like to think that my thrifty...

Prescriptions Part Two: Delaware IAB Once Again Preserves Carrier Right To Utilize Preferred Drug Vendors

I am thinking that some of y'all do not read my blog. If you did, you would have read my post of 10/10/11, "A Penny saved is a penny earned: Does claimant have the right to refuse ExpressScripts?" You could have printed a copy of the ruling in that case and perhaps today's post would...

Prescriptions Part Two: Delaware IAB Once Again Preserves Carrier Right To Utilize Preferred Drug Vendors

I am thinking that some of y'all do not read my blog. If you did, you would have read my post of 10/10/11, "A Penny saved is a penny earned: Does claimant have the right to refuse ExpressScripts?" You could have printed a copy of the ruling in that case and perhaps today's post would...

The Back-to-School Post……and a Carrier Friendly Outcome in Delaware on the Use of Prescription Vendors

It seems this week that everyone is sending their little darlings back to school. Pictures all over Facebook of the ornery little so-and-so's waiting for the bus, sporting all manner of new duds, their gap-toothed little faces smiling for the cameras. As anyone who knows me well can tell you, I am...

The Back-to-School Post……and a Carrier Friendly Outcome in Delaware on the Use of Prescription Vendors

It seems this week that everyone is sending their little darlings back to school. Pictures all over Facebook of the ornery little so-and-so's waiting for the bus, sporting all manner of new duds, their gap-toothed little faces smiling for the cameras. As anyone who knows me well can tell you, I am...

Why California Workers’ Comp Is So Hard to Manage: A Snapshot of the 52nd Annual CWCI Conference

If one was trying to track hot topics and trends in California workers’ comp, a good place to start would have been a recent March conference in Oakland attended by many prominent stakeholder representatives. Oakland’s Marriott Hotel was the site of the recent 52nd annual meeting of members...

Kentucky: Injured Worker May Choose His or Her Own Pharmacy

A Kentucky appellate court held that pharmacies are “medical providers” for purposes of Rev. Stat. Ann. § 342.020(1). Accordingly, the injured worker’s right to choose his or her own medical provider extended to the selection of a pharmacy. The court observed that since 1996, the...