State of the States, June 26

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 26, 2017 9:53:54 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 to Manage Pain After Surgery

Posted by Stephanie Labonville on Jun 22, 2017 9:55:45 AM

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) has named 2017 the Global Year Against Pain After Surgery. Anyone who is undergoing surgery wants the process to be as smooth and painless as possible, and the IASP has dedicated this year towards promoting better pain management after surgery, with efforts targeting both healthcare professionals and patients.

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Topics: Pain Management

State of the States, June 16

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 16, 2017 11:52:01 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 PDMPs Have Impacted America's Opioid Epidemic

Posted by Kellie Collier on Jun 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, or PDMPs, aren’t a new concept. They have, however, become a recent staple in the state and nationwide fight against opioid abuse.

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Topics: PDMP

State of the States, June 9

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 9, 2017 11:12:14 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 a Pharmacy Benefit Manager?

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 7, 2017 9:38:47 AM

Pharmacy Benefit Managers, or PBMs, have gotten a lot of attention over the last few years.  The terms get thrown around whenever insurance is brought up, whether it be health insurance or workers’ comp insurance.  If you haven’t heard the term PBM, chances are you have heard of specific PBMs - like Express Scripts or CVS Caremark. And odds are you probably have a prescription card in your wallet with one of those names on it.

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Topics: Insider

Illinois Session Wraps Up Without Passage of Workers' Comp Reform

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 5, 2017 11:36:21 AM

On the last day of May, the Illinois legislature adjourned for the 2017 session.  Although the start of the session saw a flurry of activity and optimism that the budget stalemate might end and key system reforms might be adopted, the session ended as it has the last few years, with not much to show. 

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Topics: Legislative, Workers' Compensation

State of the States, June 2

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 2, 2017 1:22:55 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

Working with Workers' Comp Attorneys

Posted by Daniel Lamkin on Jun 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Caseloads are up. Court dates are getting pushed back further and further and costs per claims continue to rise. Patients are calling your firm with complaints about adjusters, pharmacies, and the entire workers’ compensation process. When a patient’s medications get denied or cut-off, your phone lines are jammed all day long. Is it possible for a pharmacy to be the solution rather than the problem?

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

Is Pain All in My Head?

Posted by Stephanie Labonville on May 30, 2017 2:29:30 PM

Pain is the result of signals sent to and interpreted by your brain.  Pain signals can come from many areas of your body, but you do not know you’re in pain until your brain processes and perceives it.  Though the perception of pain is generally initiated once there is an injury (which causes pain signals to be sent to the brain), sometimes even after an injury has healed, the brain still perceives the existence of pain.

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Topics: Pain Management

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