Monthly Archives | February 2016

Treatment Categories for Independent Medical Reviews in CA Infographic

Curious about the state of independent medical reviews (IMR) in California’s workers’ comp system? Our infographic shows statistics from 2014 for the top treatment categories and the most common IMR outcomes. Enjoy and share!

Medical Marijuana and Reimbursement

Medical marijuana, at one time highly doubted and hotly debated, is now a fast-growing reality. Currently 23 states and the District of Columbia provide limited legal protections from arrest for authorized patients who use cannabis with a doctor’s recommendation. Another 7 states have legislation pending.   To qualify for a medical marijuana ID card, which […]

Obesity’s Impact on Health Care

Despite more than a decade of government-sponsored anti-obesity campaigns, a reduction in the consumption of soft drinks and a trend of fast-food menus listing calorie counts, obesity rates in the United States are still increasing. Every state in our nation has rates of obesity that are higher than 20 percent. Arkansas has the highest adult […]

Telemedicine to the Rescue?

The physician shortage we’ve been warned about is expected to arrive in only 10 years. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, by 2025, the United States will be dealing with a deficit of more than 130,000 practitioners, including primary care doctors and specialists.   This coming shortage has implications for healthcare delivery, as […]