Thank you to the over 400 people who helped make WCRI’s 33rd Annual Research & Issues Conference such a tremendous success.
For those who missed the conference, below is a sample of the articles and blog posts written about it. You can also follow what occurred during the conference by checking out the Twitter hashtag: #WCRI17. Photos from the conference will also be posted soon on our Facebook page.
Andy Simpson of Claims Journal:
- Workers’ Compensation Could Pay If Obamacare Replacement Falls Short
- Why Workers’ Compensation Is Especially Needed Now: Report from WCRI Conference
Mark Walls of Safety National:
- Impact of the 2016 Election on Health Care, Labor and Workers’ Compensation
- Appraising the Grand Bargain
- Highlights of WCRI State Reports
- How States are Combating the Opioid Epidemic
- Alternatives to Opioids in Chronic Pain
- California’s Post-Reform Outcomes
- Worker Outcome Surveys and the Importance of Communication
Joe Paduda of Managed Care Matters:
- WCRI – Congressional perspectives
- Opioid use in work comp has dropped – and cannabis does reduce chronic pain
- WCRI – worker outcomes – it’s blindingly obvious
- WCRI – will value based care come to workers’ comp?
- WCRI – Attorney involvement; data says…
- WCRI – Does the “Grand Bargain” exist? Should it continue to?
Tom Lynch of WorkersCompInsider:
- WCRI – Day One, Session One
- Update on Medical Marijuana
- Who Knew? Medical Marijuana Works (at least for chronic pain)
- WCRI: Worker Outcomes and the First Contact: Old News, Still New News
Dara Barney of WorkersCompensation.com:
- More Than Five Things You Need to Know: WCRI Edition, Part I (3/3)
- More Than Five Things You Need to Know: WCRI Edition, Part II (3/6)
WorkCompCentral (subscription required):
- WCRI: Opioid Usage Dropping in Most Study States
- Researcher Breaks Down the 'Alternative State' of Calif. Comp Spending
- Illinois No. 1 for Claimants' Attorney Involvement; N.J. a Close Contender
- Work Comp's Quest for Value-Based Payment 'Unicorn"
Please save the date for our next conference – March 22-23, 2018, at the Westin Copley Hotel in Boston, MA.
We hope you can join us next year!