Application of the 2022 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain within Workers’ Compensation.
Jeffrey E. Hazlewood, MD
Marc R. Gerber, MD
This whitepaper explores the growing sphere of pharmacological and non-pharmacological options for managing pain in workers’ compensation.
Medical marijuana remains illegal on the federal level, but some states are beginning to recognize its power as an alternative treatment option for injured workers dealing with pain. IWP’s white paper dives into notable cases against the usage and what’s to come for marijuana in workers’ comp.
IWP's whitepaper gives readers an overview of current and proposed cancer presumptions amongst U.S. states.
Interruptions from the pandemic continue to push the U.S. workforce from the office to home desk stations. Once a popular trend, work from home (WFH) is now the standard for many job sectors in the American economy.
Telemedicine is gaining a significant presence in the workers’ compensation industry. Due to the pandemic, numerous healthcare clinicians turned to the virtual world to accommodate their patients’ wide range of medical needs to compensate for less physical access to providers.
Lawmakers continue to grapple with who is eligible for workers’ compensation and in what situations after essential and frontline workers were at the forefront throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Our white paper explores how different states have handled the issue.
With the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine, we know that many of you have questions. IWP has the answers.
Download our informative infographic to learn about what the vaccine does, how much it costs, and much more.
No one expects to be hurt at work. But when you are, you should be prepared with the right information on what to do next.
Follow our 8 simple steps after you've experienced a work injury in this helpful infographic.
Whether you are an injured worker whose treatment has been somewhat interrupted by the virus or a front-line worker wondering if and how workers' compensation will apply to you if exposed, this webinar is for you. Tune in to watch our speakers discuss COVID-19 from both a regulatory and clinical perspective.
Electronic prescribing is no passing trend. States like Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Arizona have opted for electronic prescribing mandates in the best interest of patient safety and in an effort to combat the nation's opioid epidemic. IWP's eBook explores electronic prescribing's impact on pharmacy workflow and how an EHR system can offer clinical support to prescribers.
In June 2019, the New York Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) officially adopted a workers' compensation drug formulary. This pre-recorded webinar will help prescribers better understand the important changes this formulary will have for both medical professionals and injured workers in the state of New York, and for out of state providers who are treating New York claimants.
Each state’s drug formulary implementation, regulatory infrastructure, and choice of guideline is different. This eBook dives into the different type of drug formularies, the states that have passed formulary legislation, and why the health care community is pushing back.
We know pain can sometimes be a confusing and frustrating thing. That’s why we’ve created the Patient Pain Resource for Injured Workers to provide alternative treatment options, like meditation and acupuncture, and how to set realistic and attainable pain management goals.
Professional athletes face a number of hurdles when trying to secure workers’ comp coverage for CTE. As the number of cases build and awareness is drawn to the disease, many athletes are wondering when CTE will be recognized and covered under workers’ compensation.
States across the country have explored responses to the opioid epidemic. Approaches like prescribing guidelines, fill limits, class action lawsuits, and safety packaging are all avenues states like Massachusetts and Arizona have considered to reduce the amount of opioid overdose deaths and usage across the country.
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, or PDMP, have been used across the country to collect information about what controlled substances were dispensed, how, to whom and by whom. See how PDMPs help combat drug diversion, identify at-risk individuals, and reduce doctor shopping.