How IWP Helps Solve Your Medical Office's Biggest Problem

Posted by Frank Pallaria, RPh & Tami Mailloux, RPh on Aug 16, 2018 8:30:00 AM

In a typical week, practitioners treat over 90 patients through in-office, home care, or telemedicine encounters. In addition to practicing medicine, many practitioners are spending their day charting, building their practice, or attending to administrative needs.

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Topics: Clinical, Workers' Compensation

5 Misconceptions About Workers' Compensation

Posted by Kellie Collier on Aug 8, 2018 1:40:29 PM

Approximately 90% of job-related injuries are first time occurrences, which means if you have never been injured on the job you may have several misconceptions about how the workers’ compensation system works.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

Pennsylvania Prescribing Guidelines Aimed at Opioid Epidemic

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Aug 2, 2018 12:43:19 PM

Earlier this year, after a contentious legislative fight, the Pennsylvania legislature passed SB 936, a bill aimed at creating a workers’ comp drug formulary in the state. Getting the bill passed was a struggle.  Insurers and employers pushed hard for its passage, but labor and Democrats were strongly opposed. 

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Topics: Legislative, Workers' Compensation

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

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

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

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

5 Workplace Safety Hazards to Avoid

Posted by Kellie Collier on May 18, 2018 12:14:32 PM

Every year, approximately 3 million workers are injured on the job with more than 4,500 of those injuries resulting in fatalities. In recent years, fatal work injuries have been on the rise among self-employed and contract workers.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Workplace Wellness

Medicare Set Aside and Workers' Compensation

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on May 10, 2018 11:51:36 AM

Sometimes in workers’ compensation we hear the term “Medicare Set Aside”, or more commonly, MSA.  So, what is an MSA?  Just like it’s title, an MSA is a set-aside.  When an injured worker settles their claim and is expected to have future medical bills associated with their injury and are receiving or will start receiving Medicare, they will be required to set up an MSA.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

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