Peter Rousmaniere is widely known throughout the workers’ compensation industry, both for his writing and consulting experience. Based in the picture perfect New England town of Woodstock, VT, he is a regular on the conference circuit, and is deeply in tune with trends and developments within the industry. His passion is writing and presenting on issues largely related to immigration, and he maintains a blog on the subject at www.workingimmigrants.com.
State workers’ compensation funds exert a broader impact on the workers’ comp market than most people assume. In 1990, there were about 20 state sponsored insurers, virtually entirely active only ... Read More
For one-out-of-eight work injuries, doctors consider surgery as an option. One-third of lost time compensable claims involve one. I suggest we try to understand surgeries by looking at risks in perhaps a new ... Read More
It will likely take at least 10 years until a digital currency such as bitcoin is adopted by the workers’ compensation industry in a serious way. I believe it will happen. Complexity, hype and ... Read More
At its annual conference, held last week in Orlando, the National Council on Compensation Insurance showed, for the first time in my memory, a short profile of workers who had sustained severe work injuries. ... Read More
Claims payers are spending less on drugs. But some pharmacy benefit managers are still raking it in, by charging their customers in workers’ comp far more than would be the case were PBMs more ... Read More
There has been a fair amount of discussion about delegation in workers' compensation in recent years. Now come questions and considerations of states delegating authority to the federal government. This is a ... Read More
Most of us give no thought to workers’ compensation premium audits. Who would have thought they are so important and the hand maiden of controversy?
Premium audits check the insured company’s ... Read More
Our industry puts a lot of trust in guidelines that present best evidence of good medical care. Does medical practice endorsed by these guidelines ensure better outcomes? Or are they window ... Read More
On February 25, 2019 the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rendered an interesting decision in Yovino, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools v. Rizo, 586 U.S. ____ (2019); No. 18–272. ... Read More