State of the States, March 24

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Mar 24, 2017 11:32:21 AM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers' compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

What the Illinois Grand Bargain Bills Mean for Injured Workers

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Mar 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Illinois is in the middle of one of the longest budget battles in history.  With two years down, the state still has not been able to adopt a budget.  So, why such a big crisis?  Simple, the Republican Governor and the Democratic House leader do not see eye-to-eye. 

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Topics: Legislative, Workers' Compensation

How to Safely Dispose of Medications

Posted by Kellie Collier on Mar 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

With the rise of prescription drug abuse and more than half of polled teens saying it’s easy to get prescription drugs from their parent’s medicine cabinet, its clearer now more than ever that practicing medication safety at home is utterly important.

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Topics: Insider

State of the States, March 17

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Mar 17, 2017 11:56:32 AM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers' compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

Electronic Prescribing Becomes Major Legislative Trend

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Mar 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Last year, New York became the first state in the country to require electronic prescribing for all medications.  The requirement came as part of a comprehensive bill to reduce prescription drug abuse called I-STOP, passed in 2012.  The implementation took over a year longer than expected, originally slated for a March 2015 mandate.  While other states are not yet discussing such a broad mandate, electronic prescribing of controlled substances has been gaining in popularity across the country, especially as the opioid epidemic remains front and center for most state legislatures. 

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Topics: Legislative

State of the States, March 10

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Mar 10, 2017 12:26:57 PM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers' compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

Top 8 Pain Management Videos to Watch

Posted by Stephanie Labonville on Mar 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Pain is something that about 1 out of every 4 people in the United States deals with on a daily basis. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. 

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Topics: Pain Management

State of the States, March 3

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Mar 3, 2017 2:50:44 PM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers' compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

Stopping the Stigma Against Mental Health Claims in Workers Comp

Posted by Kellie Collier on Mar 2, 2017 12:22:32 PM

Yesterday, IWP had the pleasure of attending the Mental Health and Workplace Well-being conference in Boston, Massachusetts. This event, which was sponsored by The Alliance of Women in Workers' Compensation, brought together industry stakeholders from various backgrounds with one common goal – creating awareness for mental health issues within the workers' compensation.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Workplace Wellness

Fighting for First Responder Coverage

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Feb 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

First responders have taken center stage, from expanded coverage for certain cancers in firefighters to the inclusion of mental ailments for first responders, a clear trend is emerging in 2017.  Five states have bills introduced that would allow workers’ comp to provide coverage for emotional and mental distress, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in first responders. 

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Topics: Legislative, Workers' Compensation

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