New Direction – Part 3 Drum Roll Please: The medication with the Lowest NNT for acute pain?

I believe if we took a poll of doctors, nurses, claims professionals, employers, and injured workers most would state their belief that opioids are stronger than other pain medications (NSAIDs or acetaminophen). Several organizations have reviewed the comparative effectiveness of oral pain medications.  In part 2 of this series, I [...]

2019-09-03T17:11:24-05:00January 19th, 2016|

Has the ACA overwhelmed the healthcare delivery system?

One of the trends CompAlliance continues to watch is the impact of the ACA on workers' compensation.  Over the years I try to make sure I attend at least one session on this topic hosted by experts in the field at each national conference.  There have been interesting suppositions [...]

2019-09-03T17:15:19-05:00January 14th, 2016|

New Year – New Direction?

I have been in the occupational health/case management field for over 30 years.  When I first started, carpal tunnel surgery required hospitalization at least overnight and if you wanted to send information quickly you used one of those new-fangled facsimile machines (but only if you got permission to send it [...]

2020-06-18T13:26:48-05:00January 4th, 2016|
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