• Hospital Billing - True Cost of Healthecare

    Spending time in the hospital is very expensive. Rather than giving you an itemized list of everything that might go into a hospital stay, I’ll talk about something that should be almost as good: bills from a hospital, complete with final reimbursement amounts. That should give us a pretty good idea of the value of hospital services, since insurance companies have access to all the costs and specialize in being able to offer the minimum amount any institution is likely to accept.

  • Louisiana Compmetrics

    Compmetrics is the empirical analysis of the health of a workers' compensation system. It is the analytical, evidence-based approach to developing a workers' compensation system that prioritizes appropriate medical care for injured workers and at the same time promotes a cost-effective and efficient workers' compensation system.


    Affirmed WCJ’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the employer/carrier, dismissing claim for death benefits based on fraud.

  • Work Comp's Bitter Pill. Ending Opioid Abuse Critical to Speeding Return to Work

    It’s no secret that pharmacy costs often tip the scales for self-insured group health plans, but they’re also a signifi cant concern for self-insured workers’ compensation programs for several reasons.

  • Narcotic painkillers cause chronic pain

    Although reports of abuse, addiction and overdoses have long been attached to the misuse of prescription pain medication, researchers at the University of Colorado may have discovered a new peril.

  • For some injured employees, opioid prescriptions spell double trouble

    BOSTON — Opioid painkillers aren't appropriate for most workers compensation patients, yet, many injured workers are prescribed more than one of the powerful drugs.

  • Workers comp drug prices rise as utilization falls

    A decrease in utilization offset rising drug prices in 2015, leading workers compensation prescription drug spending per worker to increase 2.2%, according to pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Inc.

  • Opioid use reduction coincides with puzzling cholesterol drug increase

    Workers comp professionals are likely celebrating a reported decrease in opioid utilization while simultaneously scratching their heads over a reported increase in the use of high blood cholesterol drugs.

  • Coalition seeks prescription to cure rising drug prices

    A coalition of health care providers, employers, health insurers and consumer groups on Monday proposed several policy changes aimed at tackling the rising cost of prescription drugs.

  • 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.

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LASIE Events


2017 CWCP Session One
Module I - May 8, 2017
Module II - May 9-10, 2017
Module III - May 11, 2017
Module IV - May 12, 2017

Certified Medicare Secondary Payer
Professional Program (CMSP)


2017 LASIE Annual Conference
Golden Nugget Casino
Lake Charles, LA
November 8-10, 2017

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