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

State of the States, June 15

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

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

State of the States, June 8

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 11, 2018 8:37:06 AM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

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

State of the States, June 1

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on Jun 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

5 Benefits of Electronic Prescribing

Posted by Kristina Freyou, PharmD on May 30, 2018 11:38:40 AM

What is E-Prescribing?

Electronic prescribing, or “E-prescribing,” allows health care providers to enter prescription information into a computer device and securely transmit the prescription to pharmacies using a special software program.  E-prescribing is growing rapidly, not just because the technology has improved, but because of the substantial benefits for patients and health care providers.

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Topics: Clinical

State of the States, May 25

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on May 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

Master Work-Life Balance With These Break Benefits

Posted by Erin Leavitt on May 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Inspirational author Alan Cohen was quoted as saying, “There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither”. Sage advice, but how many American workers heed it?

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Topics: Workplace Wellness

State of the States, May 18

Posted by Danielle Jaffee on May 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM

What's happening this week in workers' compensation? IWP's weekly legislative wrap-up, State of the States, keeps you up to date on important matters within the workers compensation and pharmacy arena.

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Topics: Legislative

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