December 15, 2017

CompLines: 8/28/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The Florida comp conference – quick takes Managed Care Matters Medicare to Expand Part D Coverage for Barbiturates and Benzodiazepines MedicareInsights.com California UR: Constitutionality Aside, On the Right Track Evidence Based Editor’s Note: These links lead to… [Continue Reading]

Mike Ryan: Putting the Clamp on Workers’ Comp Costs in Physical Medicine

Mike Ryan of MedRisk

Recently, I moderated a panel on cost containment at the Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC) in Orlando. As always, utilization management was a hot topic. Despite the implementation and application of managed care strategies over the past few decades, Workers’ Comp… [Continue Reading]

FLOIR Announces NCCI Rate Filing Proposing 6.1% Rate Increase

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

Tallahassee, FL – The Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) recently announced that it has received the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) annual rate filing for workers’ compensation insurance rates in Florida. The proposed rate change is an increase of 6.1 percent to become effective on January 1, 2013… [Continue Reading]

KY Attorney General Charges Pain Clinic Owners & Doctors in Prescription Drug Conspiracies

Kentucky State Seal

Louisville, KY – Federal indictments charge several pain clinic owners and doctors with making millions by illegally distributing prescription drugs to Kentuckians. In the last week, five indictments have been unsealed charging 22 defendants, including five pain clinic owners and six doctors, with offenses related… [Continue Reading]

CA Insurance Commissioner Announces WCIRB Pure Premium Rate Filing

CA Department of Insurance

Sacramento, CA – Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today that the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has presented an initial recommendation for a 12.6 percent increase in the industry-average pure premium rates. (Workers’ Compensation Claims Cost Benchmark). The WCIRB has notified the Commissioner… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Integrating Insight!

Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap features the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)’s announcement that they have integrated the US FDA’s National Drug Code (NDC) data into APG-I, their online Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines database. The College’s evidence-based… [Continue Reading]

ACOEM Integrates National Drug Code Data into On-line Practice Guideline’s Database

ACOEM

Elk Grove Village, IL – The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has integrated the U.S. Federal Drug Administration’s National Drug Code (NDC) data into APG-I, the College’s on-line Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines data base. With more than 600 medication-related recommendations… [Continue Reading]

NC Governor Signs Executive Order Establishing Worker Misclassification Task Force

North Carolina State Seal

Raleigh, NC – Gov. Bev Perdue today issued Executive Order 125 establishing a task force on employee misclassification. The purpose of this task force is to enhance coordination and communication among various state agencies, and to identify effective mechanisms to combat unlawful practices like employee misclassification… [Continue Reading]

FL CFO & Broward Sheriff Announce Additional Arrest in ‘Operation Dirty Money’

Florida CFO

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti recently announced an additional arrest as part of continuing enforcement efforts under Operation Dirty Money. “Our workers’ comp fraud taskforce is continuing to crack down on check cashing schemes that divert nearly $1 billion from Florida’s economy… [Continue Reading]

Rising Medical Solutions Lands Inc. 500/5000 for 5th Year in a Row

Rising Medical Solutions

Chicago, IL – Inc. magazine has ranked Rising Medical Solutions for the fifth year in a row on its annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent growth companies. Rising joins CDW… [Continue Reading]

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