May 22, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Injuries, Illnesses & Indictments!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the New Hampshire department of Health and Human Services’ recent release of the 2011 update of their report on Occupational Illness and Injury in the state from 2009. The report provides updated data on many areas affecting the health of New Hampshire’s workers including work-related injuries… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 9/28/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Calif. workers comp reforms prompts change to 2013 rate filing Business Insurance Physicians charged with inappropriate dispensing Managed Care Matters Workers’ compensation and auto accidents CID Review Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We… [Continue Reading]

NH DHHS Releases Report On Occupational Injury And Illness In New Hampshire

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Concord, NH – The report Occupational Illness and Injury in New Hampshire: A Status Report, Data to Inform Programs and Policies, 2011 is now available for use by state, community, and local public health agencies. This report provides updated data on many areas affecting the health of New Hampshire’s workers including work-related injuries… [Continue Reading]

TX Doctor Cut from Workers’ Compensation System in 2010 Indicted

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – Texas physician Linda J. Roos, M.D. was recently indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on the charge of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. According to the indictment, between September 2006 and July 2011, Dr. Roos prescribed 127,251 units of Schedule II narcotics to ten Kentucky residents. Schedule II narcotics… [Continue Reading]

Ohio Inspector General Finds Wrongdoing at Bureau of Workers’ Comp

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Columbus, OH – Ohio’s inspector general recently released a report of investigation finding wrongdoing by an employee at the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Special Investigations Division. The investigation found an assistant special investigations supervisor failed to accurately report state-business and commute travel in… [Continue Reading]

AL Department of Industrial Relations to merge with AL Department of Labor October 1

Alabama State Seal

Montgomery, AL – Effective next Monday, October 1, 2012, the Alabama Department of Labor will merge with the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations, creating one new department, which will assume the name of the Alabama Department of Labor. The merger is the result of legislation passed in the 2012 regular legislative session… [Continue Reading]

Aetna Helps Address Growing Drug Abuse Problem In U.S.

Aetna

Hartford, CT -(BusinessWire)- Approximately 2.4 million people in the U.S. are struggling with an opiate addiction. This adds up to $72.5 billion in medical expenses to the health care system per year. Given the growing issue of illegal opiate use, Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced a new collaboration with CRC Health Group, the nation’s… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Rates & Raids!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s recent report that because of the ongoing statewide focus on worker safety and health, workers’ compensation rates in Missouri have come down each of the past three years. Nixon also noted that on average, rates are lower than they were in 1994, and since 2009… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 9/27/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Louisiana: Will the Fix… Work? Evidence Based Workers’ compensation fraud CID Review Penn. Doc Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Overprescribing Drugs Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all… [Continue Reading]

MO Governor Nixon Reports Work Comp Rates Declined Each of Past Three Years

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Neosho, MO – Gov. Jay Nixon recently visited a southwest Missouri manufacturer with an exemplary focus on worker safety and health to detail two positive trends for the state’s economy. The Governor was at the Neosho manufacturing facility of Holden Industries, which makes trailers for the military and other uses, to congratulate the company… [Continue Reading]

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