New treatment guidelines promulgated by the American College of Physicians suggest patients try non-drug treatment options like massage or stretching for most cases of chronic low back pain before choosing OTC medications or prescription drugs. Read more about it here.
Love to see great recognition for my friend Mark Pew, Senior Vice President at PRIUM, aka Rx Professor! His tireless passion for educating our work comp industry on chronic pain and appropriate treatment is exemplary. Read more about him in LegalNet’s Thursday Thought Leader series!
For those of dealing with MSAs, it’s all too common to see claims at settlement time that started out as basic and simple, then spiraled downward as a result of bad prescribing habits, increased drug use and opioid addiction. Tower MSA Partners were hoping for a different ending, but can miracles really happen?
Read an industry expert’s opinion on the implications of California’s UR Bill (SB1160) and its impact on various stakeholders. Jackie Payne, Vice President, Medical Management Services with Mitchell gives you an insider’s look on the potential the bill has on managed care cost containment and faster delivery of medically necessary care.
An inspiring article highlighting that a business’ growth and delivery of work comp services can co-exist to ensure the best possible outcome for an injured worker. Read about a nurse case manager’s journey as founder of EK Health while never forgetting her roots. CEO Euhnee Kim’s passion and commitment to providing care to an injured worker featured in this story are great examples of Good News in Work Comp! (WCC subscription required)
ABOUT KAREN CATERINO
Karen has been working in the field of risk management for over 15 years and is currently employed by Work Loss Data Institute/ODG. Her prior experience includes working in the public sector as a risk manager and in the medical cost containment field as a national sales executive. Karen recognized there needed to be a place to tell the stories of all that's good and successful in workers compensation and wanted to help bring those stories to the forefront!