Peter Rousmaniere is a journalist and consultant in the field of risk management, with a special focus on work injury risk. He has written 200 articles on many aspects of prevention, injury management and insurance. He is an MBA graduate of Harvard. He was lead author of “Workers’ Compensation Opt-out: Can Privatization Work?” (2012).
The workers’ comp industry is burdened with perhaps 200,000 or more injured workers on long-term opioid treatment for chronic pain. Many more workers enter these ranks yearly. For 10 years, I have observed this awful misery slowly accumulate. But claims payers can do more to prevent new case and resolve “legacy” cases. It will require […]