Telemedicine has seen a surge in popularity in 2020. For the workers’ compensation community, this is great news as telemedicine is one more tool available to assist injured workers on their road to ... Read More
There is growing evidence to support the idea that chronic pain and mental health are highly intertwined — and this has huge implications for the treatment of injured workers. While the conventional ... Read More
Facility costs are the fastest growing component of workers’ comp medical expense, a reality that is going be exacerbated by the pandemic. As of July, hospital operating margins had dropped by 28% from ... Read More
As I recently wrote about, on September 4, 2020, the United States Court of Appeal for the 11th Circuit published its opinion on MSP Recovery Claims, Series LLC, v. ACE American ... Read More
On October 29, 2020, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), in conjunction with the Department of Labor and the Department of the Treasury, released a final price transparency rule in health ... Read More
In this era of rapid changes to health care, networks are becoming more important than ever. They’re evolving from relatively straightforward mechanisms for directing patients and controlling costs to ... Read More
If you are an employer, you have a positive duty to protect workers from harm. Industry-specific guidelines on how to do that in the COVID-19 environment are now published by occupational safety and ... Read More
The national opioid epidemic has been a public health issue overshadowed amid the current COVID-19 global pandemic – even in an election year. From 1998 to 2018, almost 450,000 people died from ... Read More
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Home for the Holidays WE’RE NOT LANDING IN CHICAGO
Six bucks says we are. The Transportation Safety Administration estimated 6.8 million travelers passed through screening checkpoints in U.S. airports leading up ...