What is a Home Delivery Pharmacy?

Posted by Kellie Collier on Apr 4, 2017 10:50:08 AM

Retail pharmacies, like CVS and Walgreens, seem to occupy every street corner from coast to coast. With nearly 70 percent of Americans taking at least one prescription medication, it’s not uncommon for people to feel comfortable and become familiar with their local retail pharmacy and pharmacy staff.

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Topics: Pharmacy Care Management, Workers' Compensation

What the Illinois Grand Bargain Bills Mean for Injured Workers

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Mar 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Illinois is in the middle of one of the longest budget battles in history.  With two years down, the state still has not been able to adopt a budget.  So, why such a big crisis?  Simple, the Republican Governor and the Democratic House leader do not see eye-to-eye. 

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Topics: Legislative, Workers' Compensation

Stopping the Stigma Against Mental Health Claims in Workers Comp

Posted by Kellie Collier on Mar 2, 2017 12:22:32 PM

Yesterday, IWP had the pleasure of attending the Mental Health and Workplace Well-being conference in Boston, Massachusetts. This event, which was sponsored by The Alliance of Women in Workers' Compensation, brought together industry stakeholders from various backgrounds with one common goal – creating awareness for mental health issues within the workers' compensation.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation, Workplace Wellness

Fighting for First Responder Coverage

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Feb 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

First responders have taken center stage, from expanded coverage for certain cancers in firefighters to the inclusion of mental ailments for first responders, a clear trend is emerging in 2017.  Five states have bills introduced that would allow workers’ comp to provide coverage for emotional and mental distress, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in first responders. 

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Topics: Legislative, Workers' Compensation

Getting Medications You Need When Your State has a Drug Formulary

Posted by Kellie Collier on Feb 21, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Depending on what state your injury occurred in, the state’s workers’ compensation system may have some say on what medications are right for your injury. Treatment guidelines, or drug formularies, have been popping up each year in various states as a measure to rein in workers’ comp costs and curb prescription drug abuse.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

Uber and the Battle Over Workers' Comp

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Feb 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

What exactly is the gig economy?  Well, it’s a little different for everyone, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics summarized it as “a single project or task for which a worker is hired, often through a digital marketplace, to work on demand.”  To get a clearer picture of what that means, just think of an Uber or Lyft driver - who are hired to provide services through an app and decide when and where they will work and what jobs they will take. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

Do Injured Athletes Get Workers' Compensation?

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 17, 2017 4:43:52 PM

Professional athletes dominate the headlines across the country, sometimes because they’re good, and other times because they’re bad.  Whatever the reason, professional athletes receive a lot of attention in this country and recently that attention is coming in an unlikely place - workers’ compensation. 

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

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: Insider, Workers' Compensation

What's Going on in the Florida Workers' Comp System?

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jan 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

January means more than just the New Year, it also signals the start of legislative sessions across the country.  One of the big states to watch in 2017 will be Florida.  Thanks to state Supreme Court cases in 2016, Florida saw a big increase in costs for their workers’ comp program which means employers are paying a lot more for coverage and no one is happy.  That’s why Florida is poised for reforms in 2017 as they try to stop further price hikes and contain costs.

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Topics: Workers' Compensation

If Not Opioids - Then What?

Posted by Stephanie Labonville on Dec 16, 2016 11:30:17 AM

78 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. These staggering statistics have brought about several initiatives aimed at reducing the prescribing of opioids and limiting their availability to the masses. At the same time, chronic pain continues to be a common health problem - especially for injured workers. The balance of aggressive chronic pain treatment with the need to minimize the risks of opioids has left several people wondering what the future of opioids and pain management will look like.

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Topics: Clinical, Pain Management, Workers' Compensation

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