Events

Webinar: Impact of Opioid Prescriptions on Duration of Temporary Disability

May 23, 2018

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The Workers Compensation Research Institute’s (WCRI) Bogdan Savych will host a half-hour webinar on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 1pm ET (12pm CT, 11am MT, and 10am PT) to discuss the findings from a recently published WCRI study The Impact of Opioid Prescriptions on Duration of Temporary Disability.

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Member Spotlight: Stephanie Bloomingdale, Wisconsin State AFL-CIO

May 15, 2018

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Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking to one of our long-time members, Stephanie Bloomingdale of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO about how she came to know and join the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). Stephanie is the secretary-treasurer for the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO with more than 20 years of experience in labor as an organizer, negotiator, trainer, and activist.

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Member Spotlight: Artemis Emslie, myMatrixx

March 20, 2018

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Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking to one of our long-time members and chair of our Disability and Medical Management Program Advisory Board, Artemis Emslie of myMatrixx about how she came to know the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). 

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Study links longer-term opioid prescriptions to more time off work

March 15, 2018

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Longer-term prescribing of opioids causes substantially longer duration of temporary disability among workers with work-related low back injuries, according to a new study from an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, Mass.

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Recorded - WCRI Webinar Examines Hospital Reimbursement in Several States

January 18, 2018

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In this recorded one-hour webinar, WCRI's Carol Telles discusses the impact of changes to hospital reimbursement in the following states: Florida, Georgia, Indiana, and North Carolina. Ms. Telles shared findings from WCRI’s CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks, 17th Edition, which examined the costs, prices, and utilization of workers’ compensation medical care in 18 states through March 2016 for injuries occurring mainly in 2010 to 2015.

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Member Spotlight: Steve Perroots, Marriott International, Inc.

December 20, 2017

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Recently, we had the pleasure to talk to one of our long-time members, Steve Perroots of Marriott International, Inc., about how he came to know the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), why his organization chose to become a member of WCRI, and what value he derives from membership. As vice president for global claims, Steve is in charge of all Marriott claims programs, which cover more than 225,000 employees, and 5,700 properties in over 110 countries and territories around the world.

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Former Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to Open 2018 WCRI Conference

November 7, 2017

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Cambridge, MA, Nov. 7, 2017―The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced today that Dr. Erica L. Groshen, former Commissioner of Labor Statistics and head of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, will be the opening speaker at its 34th Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 22 and 23, 2018, at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, MA.

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Recorded - Webinar on WCRI’s Latest Research on Fee Schedules and Medical Prices

October 12, 2017

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The various design choices of fee schedule regulations and their impact on variation in medical payments across state workers’ compensation systems were discussed during an hour-long webinar by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.

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Recorded - Webinar on WCRI’s Latest Opioid Research

September 7, 2017

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This webinar discusses WCRI's latest research on interstate variations and trends in the prescribing of opioids for workplace injuries. It was recorded on Sept. 28, 2017. Authors Dongchun Wang and Vennela Thumula discussed findings from the following studies and took audience questions...

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Member Spotlight: Mike Fenlon, United Parcel Service (UPS)

August 9, 2017

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Recently, we had the opportunity to talk to one of our long-time members, Mike Fenlon of United Parcel Service (UPS), about how he came to know the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), why UPS became a member of WCRI, and what value he derives from membership. Mike heads global corporate risk management for UPS, which is the world’s largest package delivery company serving more than 220 countries and territories.

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Recorded - Free Webinar on WCRI’s Latest Worker Outcomes Research

July 17, 2017

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The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) hosted a free 45-minute webinar on its most recent research on outcomes for injured workers on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Click here to watch the recording.

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Recorded - Webinar on Provider Choice Research

May 23, 2017

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Should the choice of provider in workers' compensation cases be left to workers or employers? We discuss our study The Effects of Provider Choice Policies on Workers’ Compensation Costs, in this recorded webinar, which was held on June 14, 2017. The webinar was hosted by Dr. Bogdan Savych, an author of the study and a public policy analyst at WCRI.

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WCRI’s 2018 Annual Issues & Research Conference

March 9, 2017

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The WCRI conference is a leading workers' compensation forum. The two-day program highlights presentations of WCRI’s latest research findings while drawing upon the diverse perspectives of highly respected workers’ compensation experts and policymakers from across the country. 

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