It’s a changing world in the workers’ compensation arena. The Affordable Care Act is transforming the health care industry. Opioid use and abuse is a national epidemic that can impact workers’ comp outcomes. And rising medical costs often create incentives to move non-work-related conditions into the workers’ comp space.

In nearly 38 years of medicine, I have never seen a time with more change at such a pace, and with so many external factors impacting the care of injured employees.


[Dr. Will Gaines on current trends affecting workers compensation and why effective claims management is so important.]

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