LASIE News
  • U.S. doctor gets 30 years to life for prescribing painkillers that killed patients

    LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of murder for prescribing exorbitant amounts of painkillers that left a dozen patients dead was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison. The conviction of Dr. Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng and her long prison sentence are rare for a doctor in the U.S. Minutes before she was sentenced, Tseng apologized in court to the families of her dead patients and others who became addicted to prescription drugs under her care.

  • Fewer disputes and faster return to work under reforms

    A decade into auditing insurers and health care providers for compliance with workers’ compensation laws and regulations, the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) was on hand to describe its regulatory oversight functions to the Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers at LASIE’s annual convention held late last year.

  • BRBA’s Workers’ Comp Section is Geauxing Cajun at our 6th Annual Kids’ Chance Fundraiser!
  • A Drug Formulary for Louisiana?

    Rep. Chris Broadwater is one of the sponsors of several Work Comp reforms in Louisiana, including HB 725 that would create a drug formulary to be effective July 1, 2017 (interestingly, the same date by which the California drug formularymust be implemented).

  • LASIE looks to Texas for results of closed drug formulary

    The Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers looked westward at the workers’ compensation system in Texas to ascertain the impact of a closed drug formulary on the overall system. The Texas legislature reformed the state’s workers’ compensation system a decade ago, and that state’s formulary kicked in for treatment of all workers’ compensation injuries in 2013.

  • Patureau elected president of NAMSAP

    Gary Patureau, executive director and chief operating officer of the Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers in Baton Rouge, was elected president of the National Alliance for Medicare Set-Aside Professionals Jan. 21 for the 2016 year. The vote was by email ballot.

  • National Council of Self Insurers extends member rates to LASIE members

    As has been done in the past, the National Council of Self Insurers would like to extend our member rate for your members to attend our Annual Meeting. Our meeting is May 22-15, 2016 at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. We have extended this offer to the state self-insurers associations in close proximity to the conference for a number of years.

  • Physician-Dispensed Drugs Often Cost More Than Pharmacy-Dispensed Drugs

    Several states have changed their workers’ compensation rules governing reimbursement for physician-dispensed drugs,

  • "A Drug Formulary Dialogue"

    Check out my latest blogpost, "A Drug Formulary Dialogue", about my experience in Lincoln on Feb 8 as the Nebraska Business & Labor Committee considered a bill that would create a Work Comp drug formulary. Issues raised by opponents were not necessarily new to the drug formulary dialogue so I thought it might be helpful to share my thoughts. Read it here.

  • Opioid Overdoses on the Rise Though Utilization Rates Falling

    With a record number of opioid-related deaths nationwide despite a drop in utilization, overprescribing of the pain medications is an ongoing issue in workers compensation, and some argue that drug overdose kits should be provided to anyone taking prescription...

  • States Put The Brakes On Physician Drug Dispensing

    States have pursued several different approaches to restrict costly physician dispensing of medications, particularly opioids, often with mixed results. Twenty states changed rules governing...

  • Murder by prescription

    The murder convictions of a California doctor for prescribing unnecessary painkillers are a warning for doctors who treat injured workers to prescribe opioids sparingly. Sources said they hope that efforts to hold doctors liable for irresponsible opioid prescribing practices, in tandem with using safe prescribing...

  • Louisiana benefits denied when contract of hire made in Arkansas
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LASIE Events

Calendar


2016 CWCP Session Two
Module I - July 28, 2016
Module II - August 29-30, 2016
Module III - September 8, 2016
Module IV - October 11, 2016


2016 CE Seminars
Open Forum - July 13, 2016

The First Annual Healthcare and the Self-Insured Employer Forum


Certified Medicare Secondary Payer
Professional Program (CMSP)

June 27-29, 2016
New Orleans, LA

September 26-28, 2016
Kansas City, MO


2016 LASIE Annual Conference
Golden Nugget Casino
Lake Charles, LA
November 2-4, 2016

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