The holiday season has once again snuck up on us. Right after you carve the turkey it’s time to string the Christmas lights, followed closely by New Year’s Eve celebrations. During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s easy to put your health and wellness on the backburner.
Starting today, IWP will join members of the national worker’s compensation industry for The National Workers Compensation and Disability Conference held in New Orleans. To kick off this event the Alliance of Women in Workers' Compensation will hold their third leadership forum today.
Workers' compensation, or “the grand bargain”, has been an insurance staple in the United States for over one hundred years. Through this agreement, employees receive wage replacement and medical benefits for their work injury and release the right to sue their employer for damages.
Chronic pain affects about 1 out of every 4 people in the U.S. at a cost of about $600 billion per year. Pain has become a widespread problem that we at IWP care about improving.
Compounds is a term being thrown around a lot when it comes to workers' compensation and medical treatment in general. But why is it getting so much attention?
The last few years the term “opt-out” has been thrown around a lot when discussing state workers’ compensation systems, but what exactly does “opt-out” mean?
Every state has a workers’ compensation insurance program which requires employers to provide certain benefits to their employees to cover lost wages and medical expenses for on-the-job injury. If a state creates an opt-out program they are allowing certain employers to “opt-out” of the state regulated policies and provide their own benefit plan for injured workers.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced Saturday, October 22, 2016 as the next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The semiannual event aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs, while also educating people nationwide about the potential for abuse of medications.
When faced with an injury, our instincts tell us to surround ourselves with loved ones for comfort and support. But how often do we consider the importance of building a strong treatment team?
Pharmacists across the nation are celebrating October as American Pharmacists Month, a month that recognizes pharmacists as medication experts and integral members of the health care team. Through their expertise, pharmacists have helped their patients with a variety of health related issues, including recovering from an injury, recuperating from an illness and better adhering to their medications.
The nation’s opioid epidemic has quickly become a public safety issue, making the news almost every day. Several thought leaders within public and private agencies are aiming their efforts toward curbing opioid abuse and its associated outcomes. One such effort centers around the ability to understand how potent one opioid is compared to another in order to identify high risk opioid doses that can lead to overdose.