Those who are seeking to strike a balance between providing appropriate care to injured workers while reducing unnecessary risks to patients and costs to employers would benefit from this webinar.
CAMBRIDGE, MA (PRWEB) April 11, 2013
Join the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) for an informative, one-hour webinar on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 1pm ET (12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT) to discuss the opioid problem in workers’ compensation and some public policies currently being used to address it.
The three authors of WCRI’s study, Longer-Term Use of Opioids in Workers’ Compensation, Ms. Dongchun Wang, Dr. Dean Hashimoto, and Dr. Kathryn Mueller, will share their research and insights and have an interactive discussion with participants about this critical issue.
“Those who are seeking to strike a balance between providing appropriate care to injured workers while reducing unnecessary risks to patients and costs to employers would benefit from this webinar,” said Dr. Richard Victor, WCRI’s executive director.
Things you will learn:
- Opioid problem in workers’ compensation: major findings from WCRI’s Longer-Term Use of Opioids in Workers’ Compensation study
- Policy options currently being used to address the opioid problem: A national perspective
- Policy initiatives in Massachusetts and the state’s experience in addressing opioid abuse and diversion
Click on the following link to register now: http://www.wcrinet.org/4.25.13_webinar_reg.html.
Webinars are $35 for WCRI Members; $70 for Non-Members; and FREE for members of the press, legislators and their staff, and state public officials who make policy decisions regarding workers’ compensation.
Attendance is limited to 100 people and all attendees receive a free copy of the slides. For those unable to attend the webinar on the day it’s presented, a recorded copy will be available for purchase after the event.
The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, MA. Founded in 1983, the WCRI is recognized as a leader in providing high-quality, credible, and objective information about public policy issues involving workers' compensation systems. WCRI's diverse membership includes employers; insurers; governmental entities; managed care companies; health care providers; insurance regulators; state labor organizations; and state administrative agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. For more information, visit: http://www.wcrinet.org.