March 15, 2018

AIA Applauds House Passage of SMART Act

American Insurance Association

Washington, DC – The American Insurance Association (AIA), a leading proponent of the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act or SMART Act, applauds the recent passage of H.R. 1063 by the U.S. House of Representatives. The SMART Act (H.R. 1063), as passed by the House Energy & Commerce Committee, was inserted… [Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB Names Dave Bellusci Executive Vice President and COO


San Francisco, CA – At its December 12, 2012 meeting, the WCIRB Governing Committee promoted Dave Bellusci to the newly-created position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He will report to WCIRB President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Mudge. In making the announcement to WCIRB staff, Mr. Mudge commented… [Continue Reading]

Broadspire Picks Up Four URAC Accreditations


Atlanta, GA -(PRNewswire)- Broadspire, a Crawford Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB) and third-party administrator of workers compensation claims, liability claims and medical management services, recently announced that it has been awarded continued accreditation for Case Management, Workers’ Compensation Utilization… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Looks Risky!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a new draft report from California’s Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) that examines screening for higher-risk prescribing practices within the workers’ comp system, with “higher risk” defined as warranting scrutiny because they may be associated… [Continue Reading]

CA CHSWC Releases Study on Identifying Risky Opioid Prescribing Practices


Oakland, CA – The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) is pleased to announce that the DRAFT report “Identifying Risky Opioid Prescribing Practices” and a related DRAFT Memo “Evaluation of Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Using AGREE II” have been released for posting and public comment. In California and nationally… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 12/20/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The Florida Medical Association’s new tagline: Profits before Patients Managed Care Matters Deal Reached on Change to N.C. Workers’ Comp Law Insurance Journal Aging Workforce and Workers’ Compensation CID Review Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside… [Continue Reading]

WCAN Commends Progress To-Date on CA Workers’ Comp Reforms


Sacramento, CA -(BusinessWire)- The Workers’ Compensation Action Network (WCAN) recently applauded the administration of Governor Jerry Brown for achieving a key milestone toward implementation of Senate Bill 863, a comprehensive legislative reform to California’s $16 billion workers’ compensation system. WCAN also… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Gets 15 Workers’ Comp Fraud Convictions in November

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer recently announced 15 individuals were convicted of or pleaded guilty to charges related to defrauding Ohio’s workers’ compensation system during November. The court actions are the result of investigations conducted by BWC’s special investigations… [Continue Reading]

OK AG Charges Tulsa Resident with Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Oklahoma State Seal

Oklahoma City, OK – Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s Workers’ Compensation and Insurance Fraud Unit has filed a charge against a Tulsa woman for allegedly filing a false insurance claim. Carolin Reinschmiedt (aka Carolyn Reinschmiedt), 44, a health services provider, was arrested on Dec. 7 on separate charges during a traffic stop in… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: New NCCI Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new research brief from NCCI on the role of traffic accidents in workers’ compensation, which they note are a leading cause of high-severity injuries. NCCI also noted the pervasiveness of accidents, pointing to a December 2006 study of theirs that found… [Continue Reading]

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