Controlling Opioids in Workers’ Compensation

At the 2018 IAIABC Annual Conference a panel discussed efforts to control inappropriate opioid use in workers’ compensation claims. The speakers were: Dr Gary Franklin – Medical Director, Washington State Department of Labor and Industry Dr Dinesh Govindarao – Chief Medical Officer, State Compensation Insurance Fund Joe Paduda – Principal, Health Strategy Associates The opioid […]

IAIABC Regulators Roundtable

At the 2018 IAIABC Annual Conference, regulators from the attending jurisdictions discussed some current issues of interest. Challenge of Technology: There is a lot more we could be doing with regard to technology. Part of the challenge to this is an aging workforce (on the regulatory and judicial side) that is somewhat resistant to change. […]

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

At the IAIABC Annual Convention in Williamsburg, VA, Celena Thompson, clinical psychologist with the Hampton VA Medical Center discussed how the VA diagnoses PTSD. With more states considering PTSD legislation under workers’ compensation, it is important for legislators and regulators to consider coming up with rules around the diagnosis of this condition. The VA’s diagnostic […]

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