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Emerging Issues

7 04, 2022

Closing the Back Door on the Opioid Crisis (April 2022)

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Over the last number of years the opioid crisis has been addressed in multiple ways with one result being a [...]

15 02, 2021

Oregon Report 2020 – The Rates Keep Dropping and a Lot (February 2021)

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On a biennial basis, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services publishes a ranking of the states with respect [...]

18 01, 2021

Substantial Federal Tax Savings Available to Physicians in Private Practice (January 2021)

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Here is what needs to be done to take advantage of this tax savings.

18 03, 2020

E-Prescribing Laws: How Does Your State Compare? (March 2020; Updated: July 2021)

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Stirred by the opioid crisis, state legislatures began enacting E-prescribing laws which required prescriptions for certain medicines to be sent electronically to the pharmacy. The notion was that electronic transmission would cut down on fraudulent paper transactions.

1 10, 2019

Do Treatment Guidelines and Formularies Work? (October 2019)

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Formularies are a standard feature in health insurance and now are appearing in the workers compensation area.

4 07, 2019

Workers’ Compensation – “And The Money Keeps Rolling In” – To Insurers – Take II (February 2021)

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Updated information since our last post of July 2019 reveals that the “unprecedented level of underwriting success” has continued unabated.

5 10, 2017


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49 states (Missouri still out) and the District of Columbia have established Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) which track certain schedule drugs and provide a database which can be accessed by doctors, licensing authorities and law enforcement.

6 06, 2016

Illinois Workers’ Compensation “Reform” (May 2016)

By |June 6th, 2016|Dysfunction In The Land of Lincoln, Emerging Issues, Recent Developments|0 Comments

While the motivation for Bob Walberg’s April 29 article — to make Illinois more attractive to businesses — is commendable, [...]