Methadone is an opioid medication most commonly used for detoxification, maintenance treatment of opioid addiction, and limited use for chronic pain. The drawbacks to its use stem from the risk of addiction ... Read More
Some defenses, like the going-and-coming rule, get all the attention but there are other less well known defenses, like lack of timely notice, which can be very powerful as a defense in workers’ ... Read More
The U.S. workers’ compensation sector reported a record high $58.5 billion in direct premiums written in 2016 despite economic, regulatory and legal issues that threaten to reshape the market, ... Read More
Note: The following article is for people new to the workers’ compensation field or as a refresher for those in the field.
Indemnity benefits paid to employees for work related disabilities are generally ... Read More
As discussed in NCCI's previous conversations, medical marijuana is currently legal in 29 states, as well as Washington, DC. It's also legal for recreational use in eight states and Washington, DC. However, ... Read More
Slowly, but surely, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is making sure medical providers are aware, informed, and prepared to deal with Medicare beneficiaries who must pay their future ... Read More
One of the biggest barriers to settling a long-term claim is the fear of running out of money. Injured workers are often reluctant to finalize a claim because they don’t think they’ll have enough money for ... Read More