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July 17, 2015
James Harvey, SVP, Managed Care Products & Product Development
Opioid medications: Gateways to heroin use?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 46 people in the U.S. die from an overdose of prescription painkillers every day.[1] Deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses have increased more than 400% among women and 2…

July 17, 2015 by James Harvey, SVP, Managed Care Products & Product Development
May 13, 2015
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
Overview: California independent medical review process

Recently there has been a lot of discussion – in the media and throughout the industry – about the California independent medical review (IMR) process. Introduced to the workers’ compensation system in California as part of Senate Bill 863, IMR serve…

May 13, 2015 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
March 26, 2015
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
Pennsylvania considers employer medical control bill

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is currently considering a bill that would allow employers to direct treatment of their injured workers to coordinated care organizations (CCOs). Employers’ ability to direct injured workers to certified netw…

March 26, 2015 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
December 18, 2013
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
Update: Oklahoma options approved by Supreme Court

On December 16, 2013, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled 7 to 1 that Senate Bill 1062, which was signed by Governor Mary Fallin on May 6, 2013, "is not unconstitutional as a multiple subject bill." The high court in the case, Coates et al vs. Fallin, N…

December 18, 2013 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
December 05, 2013
Edward Canavan
VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
The Oklahoma winds of change

Oklahoma passed a workers' compensation reform bill on April 30, 2013 – Senate Bill 1062 overhauls the entire Oklahoma workers' compensation system. The bill consists of three different parts: 1.  The Administrative Workers' Compensation Act …

December 05, 2013 by Edward Canavan, VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance
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