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NWCDN is a network of law firms dedicated to protecting employers in workers’ compensation claims.

NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.  

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Point-of-service drug testing is becoming more common. If a provider decides to do urine drug tests on a patient, the ODG evaluates the need for testing based on the risk of adverse events or of drug misuse by the Claimant. Before paying, the Carrier should look for documentation of a risk assessment, as well as evidence of the reasoning behind the frequency of the testing. For Claimants with a low risk of adverse events or drug misuse, the ODG recommends random testing no more than twice a year. For Claimants at intermediate risk, the ODG recommends random testing 3 to 4 times a year. Claimants with high risk may be tested at every other, or even at every, office visit.