Top 6 Questions After a Workers' Comp Injury

Posted by Kellie Collier on Jul 12, 2018 11:52:30 AM

What happens after you’ve been injured on the job? The question might be a simple one, but the answer is a lot more complex. Your state, employer, and even your type of injury can play a role in your experience within the workers’ comp system.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

How Workers' Comp Solved the Biggest Problem for Injured Workers

Posted by Gregory Zaparyniuk, ARM on Jul 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

What would injured workers do without workers’ compensation? Unless you have money readily available to pay for injury-related medical bills and support yourself while you recover outside of work, you may have had to sue your employer and prove that they were at fault for causing your injury. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

State of the States, June 29

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 29, 2018 11:35:00 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

How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Me

Posted by Kristina Freyou, PharmD on Jun 27, 2018 11:10:41 AM

Among an epidemic of drug overdoses, millions of Americans are living in pain. For many years it was believed that the same drugs causing these overdoses had the ability to ease suffering and provide a hopeful resolution. Now, the opioid epidemic has caused widespread addiction and death across the country.

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Topics: Clinical

State of the States, June 22

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 25, 2018 8:00:00 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 is Value-Based Care?

Posted by Kellie Collier on Jun 21, 2018 4:41:23 PM

If you visit a healthcare provider frequently, you may have heard the term “value-based care”, or VBC. In a basic sense, value-based care is a model that pays a healthcare provider based on the patient’s health outcome. This means providers are incentivized to provide better, more effective care in exchange for payment. As the phrase goes, VBC would be quality over quantity.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

State of the States, June 15

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 18, 2018 8:00:00 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

Why Can't I Fill My Prescription?

Posted by Frank Pallaria, RPh on Jun 14, 2018 4:29:54 PM

Filling your workers’ comp prescriptions at a local retail pharmacy can be a hassle. Workers’ comp, which is a different type of insurance than your personal health plan, requires a few extra steps that retail pharmacies may not be equipped to handle.

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Topics: Clinical, Workers' Compensation

State of the States, June 8

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 11, 2018 8:37:06 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

Ohio Workers' Comp System Helping to Tackle State's Opioid Epidemic

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 7, 2018 11:11:33 AM

Towns, states, and the entire country are struggling with the current opioid epidemic and how to address it. Some states and counties have created various initiatives to help reduce opioid abuse including dosage limits, expanded access to Narcan, and prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) requirements.  Ohio is one of those states tackling the opioid epidemic head-on, including their strides within the state’s workers’ comp system.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

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