December 15, 2017

CompLines: 7/28/11

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers, and is served as a tasty side-dish to WorkCompWire News. Workers’ Comp Reform Bill Would Hurt Injured Feds, Witnesses Say Government Executive (GovExec.com) NFL Players’ Deal will Allow Workers’ Compensation Claims in Other States Business Insurance OPM… [Continue Reading]

Total Medical Solutions Rolls Out “Hyper-Communicative” MUNI Product

Total Medical Solutions

LAKE MARY, FLA. — Total Medical Solutions (TMS), specializing in complex care for workers’ compensation, has rolled out MUNI for municipalities, law enforcement and other government agencies. MUNI takes a hyper-communicative approach to coordinating home health care services and products, including nurses, infusion and wound therapy, home modifications, custom mobility, assistive technology, durable medical equipment,… [Continue Reading]

Michigan Governor Snyder appoints Chairperson to Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates

Michigan State Seal

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder recently appointed Lisa A. Klaeren chair of the Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates. The Workers’ Compensation Board of Magistrates hears administrative claims for benefits and resolve disputes arising under the Workers’ Disability Compensation Act. “Lisa has served the board well and I am confident she will continue to help… [Continue Reading]

First World Trade Center Scientific and Medical Review Released

CDC

The CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) today issued the First Periodic Review of Scientific and Medical Evidence Related to Cancer for the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program. This first periodic review provides a summary of the current scientific and medical findings in the peer-reviewed literature about exposures resulting from the… [Continue Reading]

Delphi Financial Announces Second Quarter Financial Results

Delphi Financial Group

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Delphi Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: DFG) announced today operating earnings of $48.7 million or $0.86 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2011 compared to $43.8 million or $0.79 per share for the second quarter of 2010. Net income attributable to shareholders was $49.4 million or $0.87 per diluted share, compared to… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: New Drug Cost Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a new report recently released by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) on major reasons for the higher and growing prescription costs in Florida’s workers’ compensation system. In their new report, Prescription Benchmarks for Florida, 2nd Edition, they present the finding that the average payment per claim for prescription drugs… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 7/27/11

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers, and is served as a tasty side-dish to WorkCompWire News. Workers’ Comp Drops Rates for Employers Big Sky Business Journal Case, Congressional Hearing May Shape Future of Medicare Secondary Payer Act Risk & Insurance Workers’ Comp Committee… [Continue Reading]

New WCRI Report: Physician Dispensing Continued Driving Up Workers’ Comp Prescription Drug Costs in Florida

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Increasingly more frequent and higher priced physician dispensing continued to be the major reason for the higher and growing prescription costs in Florida’s workers’ compensation system, according to a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The study, Prescription Benchmarks for Florida, 2nd Edition, found that the average payment per… [Continue Reading]

Paladin Managed Care Services Introduces New Field Case Management Program

Paladin Managed Care Services

Santa Ana, CA – Paladin Managed Care Services announced recently the nationwide launch of its new Field Case Management service, to be offered to self-insured employers, public entities, insurance companies, group health, and third-party administrators. Available directly from Paladin Managed Care Services, the new Field Case Management service monitors and guides an injured worker’s medical… [Continue Reading]

Rosa Moran sworn in as Administrative Director for CA Division of Workers’ Compensation

California Division of Workers' Compensation (CA DWC)

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is pleased to announce that Rosa Moran was sworn in recently as the DWC administrative director (AD). Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. officially appointed Moran to the AD position on July 19. Moran is a former workers’ compensation attorney who gained over 15 years of experience handling workers’ compensation… [Continue Reading]

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