Midterm Elections Could Bring Changes to Workers' Compensation

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Oct 17, 2018 9:55:59 AM

If you’ve turned on the news, read the paper, or even gone on Facebook, you know elections are right around the corner.  Normally, midterm elections, or those elections that fall on years without a presidential election, are minor blips on most people’s radars. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

Workers' Comp Expanded to Include PTSD for Florida First Responders

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Sep 21, 2018 11:51:54 AM

Mental health coverage in workers’ comp has been a topic of conversation across the country for several years.  Last year, IWP published a white paper, Mental Health Coverage for First Responders, exploring the various approaches to mental health coverage in workers’ compensation across the country, including the success stories and the failures. 

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Topics: Legislative, Workers' Compensation

Employer Retaliation: Understanding Your Rights under Workers' Comp

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Aug 23, 2018 3:37:17 PM

After being injured on the job, many workers face a complicated workers’ compensation system.  From filing a claim to obtaining proper medical treatment, there are significant opportunities for an injured worker to face obstacles.  One often talked about is retaliation.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

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: Workers' Compensation, Clinical

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: Workers' Compensation, Clinical

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