March 15, 2018

FL CFO Announces More Arrests in Joint Workers’ Comp Task Force Investigations

Florida CFO

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti announced today the additional arrests stemming from the newly formed Broward County Workers’ Compensation Fraud Joint Task Force. “The criminals who perpetrate this type of fraud try to be two steps ahead of the law,” CFO Atwater… [Continue Reading]

CA Doctor Pleads Guilty To Distributing Controlled Substances

US Department of Justice

Fresno, CA – Gonzalo Flores Ruiz, 48, a doctor licensed by the State of California and who practiced medicine at the Central Valley Occupational Medical Group in Bakersfield, pleaded guilty on Monday to distributing a controlled substance, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. According to court documents… [Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC Determines Discount and Interest Rates for October through December 2012

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation has determined, pursuant to the authority and direction given under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act (Texas Labor Code, §401.023), that any interest or discount provided for in the Act shall be at the rate of 3.68%. This rate is computed by using… [Continue Reading]

Stratose Announces Partnership with First Health


Atlanta, GA -(BusinessWire)- Stratose, a leader in healthcare cost containment services for medical, dental and workers’ compensation claims, is pleased to announce their partnership with First Health. Stratose and First Health have partnered to deliver the most comprehensive medical cost containment solutions in the industry for… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Rx & Refinements!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Rising Medical’s recent announcement of the launch of their new “Rx Intelligence” technology, which aims to help curtail the opioid epidemic in workers’ compensation. The program uses analytics to monitor an injured worker’s prescription drug activity and alert users to “at-risk” cases… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 9/26/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Opioids and workers’ compensation CID Review Highlights from Recent CMS Teleconference Medical coding driving costs up Managed Care Matters Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links, but are not responsible… [Continue Reading]

Rising Medical Solutions Launches Rx Intelligence Technology

Rising Medical Solutions

Chicago, IL -(PRNewswire)- New technology has just been released that provides early detection of questionable drug usage behavior to reduce payer costs and improve employee health outcomes. Rising Medical Solutions’ Rx Intelligence technology targets the workers’ compensation industry’s opioid epidemic. With Americans consuming… [Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB Actuarial Committe Refines Evaluation of SB 863


San Francisco, CA – On September 21, 2012 the WCIRB Actuarial Committee and the Claims Working Group held a joint meeting to continue their evaluation of the cost impact of Senate Bill No. 863 (SB 863) which was signed by California Governor Jerry Brown on September 18, 2012. The meeting focused on those provisions of SB 863… [Continue Reading]

MedRisk Joins Acrometis Alliance Partner Program


Malvern, PA – MedRisk announced it has joined the Acrometis Alliance Partner Program. With this new partnership, workers’ compensation payers will benefit from a tightly coupled integration between MedRisk and Acrometis’ high performing automated claims processing platform. MedRisk is a leading managed care company specializing… [Continue Reading]

CA Insurance Commissioner Applauds Governor for Signing Bill to Help Fight Fraud

CA Department of Insurance

Sacramento, CA – Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones recently announced that Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 2138, authored by Assembly Budget Committee Chair Bob Blumenfield (D-San Fernando Valley). The bill, sponsored by Commissioner Jones and the Department of Insurance, would increase funding made available… [Continue Reading]

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