December 15, 2017

OH Man Must Repay $30,000 for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Keith Miller of Grove City (Franklin County) has been ordered to pay restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) after he admitted to altering paperwork he submitted to request injured worker benefits. Miller pleaded guilty in a Franklin County courtroom and must repay more than $30,000. Miller was… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Still Using…

Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap features some more interesting findings from WCRI’s recent report on longer-term opioid use, which examined usage in 21 states and how often recommended medical treatment guidelines for monitoring injured workers with longer-term use were followed by physicians. The study found… [Continue Reading]

Nearly 1 in 7 Injured Workers in NY Who Started Narcotics Still Using 3-6 Months Later

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA -(PRWeb)- With opioid misuse a top public health problem in the United States, a new report by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) showed that few physicians in New York were following recommended medical treatment guidelines to prevent it. This report, Longer-Term Use of Opioids, examined… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Approves 5% Rate Reduction to Help Local Governments

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors recently approved a recommendation by BWC Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer to reduce average rates for public employer taxing districts by 5 percent. This marks the fourth consecutive year in which public employer rates have been reduced by… [Continue Reading]

Coventry Health Care Reports Third Quarter 2012 Earnings

Coventry Health Care

Bethesda, MD -(BusinessWire)- Coventry Health Care, Inc. (NYSE: CVH) recently reported consolidated operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Operating revenues totaled $3.5 billion for the quarter with net earnings of $105.3 million, or earnings per diluted share (EPS) of $0.78. For the nine months ended… [Continue Reading]

Patriot National Announces Alabama, Louisiana & Mississippi Join Southeast Region

Patriot National Insurance Group

Ft. Lauderdale, FL -(PRNewswire)- Patriot National Insurance Group, a leading provider of workers’ compensation solutions, recently announced the addition of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi to Patriot’s southeast region. The growth of Patriot’s southeast region continues the company’s expansion throughout the United States… [Continue Reading]

CA DWC to Host Electronic Filing Expo in Anaheim on Nov. 8th

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

Oakland, CA – The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), in conjunction with its vendor partners, will host an electronic filing expo in Anaheim on Thursday, Nov. 8. The event is free and anyone interested in e-filing or JET File is encouraged to attend. Electronic filing is the fastest way to get documents into EAMS, DWC’s electronic… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Rising Costs!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a bit more from WCRI with the release of a new edition of their CompScope Medical Benchmarks series. In this latest release, New Jersey is examined, where costs per workers’ compensation claim were found to have risen following the end of the recession. According to the… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 10/26/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Why health care costs too much Managed Care Matters Will workers’ compensation reforms work? CID Review Workers’ comp physicians not following guidelines for opioid use, study shows Risk & Insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside… [Continue Reading]

WCRI: Rising Cost of Care Drove Increase in Overall Cost Per NJ Workers’ Comp Claim

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA -(PRWeb)- The cost per workers’ compensation claim in New Jersey rose following the end of the recession, according to a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The study, Benchmarks for New Jersey, CompScope™13th Edition, said a 10 percent increase in medical payments… [Continue Reading]

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