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  • THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC AND WHAT NORTHWOOD IS DOING ABOUT IT

    THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC AND WHAT NORTHWOOD IS DOING ABOUT IT

    The crisis and epidemic surrounding prescription opioid drugs makes a nearly constant appearance in the news as of late. There are court cases involving manufacturers of these drugs and some doctors have even been convicted of improperly prescribing opioids to their patients. The statistics on opioid overdoses and deaths are both staggering and highly alarming.

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  • How Contracting with Northwood Provides Advantages with Automobile No-Fault Reform

    How Contracting with Northwood Provides Advantages with Automobile No-Fault Reform

    The subject of Michigan’s automobile no-fault coverage reform has been a prominent one in the last few months especially. Michigan’s auto no-fault coverage has been more unique and slightly more complex than many other states’ coverages. Prior to the proposed reform, the residents of Michigan could draw upon unlimited medical benefits if they were injured

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  • Advances in Technology Help Reduce Claims Costs

    Advances in Technology Help Reduce Claims Costs

    In today’s world, technology is advancing at a rapid pace across most, if not all, industries. The field of healthcare is no different and perhaps is one of those industries with some of the most rapidly developing technology. Closely tied in with the healthcare industry are insurance companies that administer both workers’ compensation and automobile

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  • UNDERSTANDING MICHIGAN’S UPDATED NO-FAULT LAWS

    UNDERSTANDING MICHIGAN’S UPDATED NO-FAULT LAWS

    Michigan has a complex history of automobile no-fault insurance. Generally, the  unlimited  medical benefits for claimants have both positive and challenging aspects and have been the topic of many discussions in the industry. As of this past spring, Michigan’s Legislature created a new law that fundamentally changes portions of no-fault coverage for claimants in the

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  • Working with Northwood as a Durable Medical Equipment Benefits Manager

    Working with Northwood as a Durable Medical Equipment Benefits Manager

    Administering claims that involve injured claimants requiring the use of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and medical supplies (DMEPOS) or pharmacy services can quickly become complicated and costly. Catastrophic injuries often carry even more complexities that, if not managed efficiently, may significantly drive up the cost of claims for your insurance company. Partnering with a

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