December 15, 2017

Ohio BWC: Surveillance Video of Doctor Leads to Ban on Treating Injured Workers

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Youngstown doctor has been decertified as a provider for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) and repaid more than $70,000 after pleading guilty to workers’ compensation fraud. Surveillance video captured by an undercover agent from BWC’s Special Investigations Department (SID) posing as a patient… [Continue Reading]

CA WCAB Posts Proposed Regulations on Rules of Practice and Procedure for Comment

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

Oakland, CA – The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) has posted tentative proposed changes to its Rules of Practice and Procedure (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 8, § 10300 et seq.) on its web forum for informal public comment. These changes are largely being proposed in light of Senate Bill 863 (Stats. 2012, ch. 363 [SB 863])… [Continue Reading]

A New Leader Speaks!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap hits the ground running after the long weekend by announcing a new leader, and the publishing of his new post in WorkCompWire’s exclusive “Leaders Speak” section, which features leaders from the Workers’ Compensation Industry, and focuses on issues that are timely, relevant, and… [Continue Reading]

Don Duford: 2013: A Breakthrough Year in Workers’ Compensation

Don Duford

When we look back over the long history of workers’ compensation, it’s apparent that the basic role of workers’ compensation insurance – as financial protection for individuals injured while on the job – really hasn’t changed over time. However, what has dramatically changed is the scope and the risks inherent in managing workers’ compensation claims. Today, the healthcare system… [Continue Reading]

PCI Applauds Senate Passage of Medicare Secondary Payer Legislation

PCI

Washington, DC – The Property Casualty Insurers Association (PCI) today applauded the U.S. Senate for passing H.R. 1845, The Medicare IVIG Access Act, which includes provisions of H.R. 1063, The Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act and provides several improvements in the efficiency of the Medicare Secondary… [Continue Reading]

OH Recognized Nationally for Reductions in Workers’ Compensation Rates

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Ohio workers compensation rates have dropped from 17th to 28th in the most recent Oregon Premium Rate Ranking Study, a biennial review of workers’ compensation rates that is used as a national benchmark. In addition, rate-setting actions taken by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation over the past two years has resulted… [Continue Reading]

Study: Predictive Analytics for Nurse Intervention Can Reduce ST Disability up to 15%

Cigna

Philadelphia, PA – Employee absence prevention health interventions are associated with a relative reduction in short-term disability incidence of 15 percent among employees at high-risk of experiencing a disability in the next 12 months, according to a study of 118,000 American workers by global health service company Cigna… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Get Smart!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the recent passage of H.R. 1845, The Medicare IVIG Access Act, which includes provisions of H.R. 1063, The Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act, providing several improvements in the efficiency of the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) system… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 12/21/12

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Medicare secondary payer bill passes House, sent to Senate Business Insurance Practical Tips for Getting a Zero Medicare Set-Aside Allocation Approved by CMS Medicare Insights Work comp hospital costs on the rise Managed Care Matters Editor’s Note:… [Continue Reading]

PCI Applauds House Passage of Medicare Secondary Payer Legislation

PCI

Washington, DC – The Property Casualty Insurers Association (PCI) recently applauded the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1845, The Medicare IVIG Access Act, which includes provisions of H.R. 1063, The Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act and provides several improvements in the efficiency of… [Continue Reading]

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