New Report Takes a Clear Look Inside the Nation’s Opioid Epidemic

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 10, 2017 2:04:48 PM

At the end of 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report on the opioid epidemic showing that a shocking 33,091 people died from a drug overdose involving at least one opioid in 2015.  That’s over 4,000 more deaths than in 2014 and deaths involving synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, rose by 75% in one year.  For the first time in our history heroin related deaths are more common that gun homicides. 

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2016 Recap and 2017 Outlook

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 10, 2017 10:47:35 AM

2016 brought several changes to the workers' compensation community. Legislative efforts on hot topics like drug formularies and opioid fill-limits made its way state-to-state and the effects were seen nationwide.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Insider

7 Steps to Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Posted by Kellie Collier on Dec 8, 2016 11:36:11 AM

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.

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National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo

Posted by IWP on Nov 29, 2016 10:53:20 AM

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.

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Topics: Insider, Workers' Compensation

Denials Shouldn't Disrupt Your Workers Comp Prescription Care

Posted by Kellie Collier on Nov 18, 2016 10:56:23 AM

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.

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Helping Injured Workers From Injury Through Recovery

Posted by Stephanie Labonville on Nov 17, 2016 10:18:28 AM

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.

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Topics: Pain Management, Clinical, Insider

Compound Medications: Why So Much Attention?

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Nov 15, 2016 10:27:30 AM

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? 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Insider

Opt-Out Programs: What's the Difference?

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Oct 18, 2016 8:30:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: Insider, Workers' Compensation

DEA Announces Next Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Posted by IWP on Oct 17, 2016 8:30:00 AM

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.

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5 Reasons to Have a Pharmacist as Part of Your Treatment Team

Posted by IWP on Oct 14, 2016 8:30:00 AM

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?

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Topics: Insider, Pharmacy Care Management

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