Liberty Mutual drops the Research Institute – a missed opportunity

A couple weeks ago Liberty Mutual announced it would be closing its Research Institute¬†in June. The news came as a shock to many, including me. Just two months ago I had lauded Liberty for its ongoing support for research into … Continue reading Liberty Mutual drops the Research Institute – a missed opportunity

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Health care delivery varies a LOT – and there’s your opportunity

So, medicine is a science right? If it is, then the delivery of care should be consistent across the country for patients with identical conditions, right. Absolutely not. That’s the quick takeaway from a terrific panel this morning at WCRI; … Continue reading Health care delivery varies a LOT – and there’s your opportunity

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Why are drug dispensing firms supporting fee schedules for doc dispensed drugs?

Doc-dispensing firms have their minions out and about in multiple state capitols, using their dollars to buy lobbying prowess and support pliable politicians (talking about you, Clayton Hee in Hawai’i). What’s different these days is they are supporting fee schedules … Continue reading Why are drug dispensing firms supporting fee schedules for doc dispensed drugs?

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Illinois’ work comp PPO: what’s the real impact?

Employers and insurers decry the recent reform instituting PPOs in Illinois as ‘California Lite’. Plaintiff attorneys claim it will lead to undertreatment and negative consequences for claimants. What’s the real impact? The right answer is it’s a bit early to … Continue reading Illinois’ work comp PPO: what’s the real impact?

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Silent PPO legislation coming to a state near you

Expect the Texas legislature to pass laws tightly restricting PPOs before the end of the biennial legislative session June 1. According to WorkCompCentral, the Senate is making considerable progress on a compromise bill that will closely follow the NCOIL model. … Continue reading Silent PPO legislation coming to a state near you

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