December 14, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Costs & Compliance!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some more research from WCRI with the release of a new edition of their CompScope Medical Benchmarks series. Massachusetts is under examination in this edition, where costs per Workers’ Comp claim decreased six percent in 2010, the largest decline among all the states reviewed… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 11/1/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Claims, analytics, good docs, and process improvement Managed Care Matters Undocumented worker is entitled to workers’ compensation CID Review Treatment Guidelines, Prospective Review, and Patient Safety Evidence Based Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

Costs Per Workers’ Comp Claim Declined in MA as State Recovered From Recession

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA -(PRWeb)- The cost per workers’ compensation claim in Massachusetts decreased six percent in 2010, the largest decline among all states reviewed in a new study, CompScope™ Benchmarks for Massachusetts, 13th Edition, by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The decrease in total costs… [Continue Reading]

PMSI’s Nurse Progress Monitoring Service Improves Compliance & Cost Savings

PMSI

Tampa, FL -(PRWeb)- PMSI, one of the nation’s largest providers of specialty products and services for the workers’ compensation market, announced an enhancement to their clinical intervention services, Nurse Progress Monitoring. The enhanced offering provides active monitoring and evaluation of identified workers’ compensation… [Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC Accepting Comments on Revisions to Spinal Surgery MMI Date Extension Form

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) is accepting comments on informally proposed revisions to DWC Form-057, Request for Extension of Maximum Medical Improvement Date for Spinal Surgery. The revisions are necessary to improve instructions to requestors, insure the certification… [Continue Reading]

Former CA Insurance Agent Sentenced in Workers’ Comp Premium Theft Case

CA Department of Insurance

San Diego, CA – Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones recently announced that Richard Scott Webster Jr., aka Chris Webster, 33, of Redding, (formerly of La Mesa), has been sentenced to 365 days for theft of insurance premiums. He was charged with four felony counts for grand theft and theft of fiduciary funds. “Investigating workers’ compensation… [Continue Reading]

Liberty Mutual Insurance Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

Liberty Mutual Workers Compensation

Boston, MA -(BusinessWire)- Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively “LMHC” or the “Company”) today reported net income of $465 million and $1.1 billion for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, increases of $577 million and $990 million over the same periods in 2011. “Improved core operating… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: New NCCI Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from NCCI which is a continuation of their 2011 report that found that an aging workforce appears to have a far less negative impact on workers comp claim costs than might have been thought. Key findings from the new report included that for a range… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 10/31/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The Impact of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse on Claim Settlement Medicare Insights Workers’ compensation affects the outcome of spine surgery CID Review Fighting Fraud to Help Manage Costs CA State Fund Blog Editor’s Note: These links lead… [Continue Reading]

New NCCI Report: Workers Comp and the Aging Workforce: Is 35 the New “Older” Worker?

NCCI Holdings, Inc.

Boca Raton, FL – In 2011, NCCI published a study on the aging workforce, which concluded that, on average, costs for workers aged 35 and older tend to be quite similar; in contrast, they are higher than the average costs for workers aged 16 to 34. In addition, from a workers compensation perspective, the higher costs are largely offset by… [Continue Reading]

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