June 21, 2017

Ohio Man Guilty of Workers’ Comp Fraud

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Jason O. Klein of Coshocton (Coshocton County) pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud after the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) received two complaints about him on its anonymous fraud hotline. Klein appeared before Judge Pollitt in the Franklin County Municipal Court and was ordered to… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Averting Abuse!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new draft guidance document from the FDA aimed at aiding the development of new formulations of opioid drugs with abuse-deterrent properties. The FDA noted that they are extremely concerned about the inappropriate use of prescription opioids, as it… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 1/31/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Comprehensive View of the Opioid Epidemic Evidence Based FDA recommended that Vicodin be reclassified CID Review Tennessee may revamp workers’ comp laws The Tennessean Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check all links,… [Continue Reading]

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

FDA

Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a draft guidance document to assist industry in developing new formulations of opioid drugs with abuse-deterrent properties. The document “Guidance for Industry: Abuse-Deterrent Opioids – Evaluation and Labeling,” explains the FDA’s current thinking about… [Continue Reading]

Steven E. Penman Appointed Sedgwick Chief Operating Officer

Sedgwick

Memphis, TN – Sedgwick recently announced that Steven E. Penman has been named the company’s chief operating officer. Spending nearly his entire storied career with Sedgwick, Penman joined the company in 1978 and since then has served in several management and leadership roles. As chief information officer, Penman oversaw… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Awards Construction Firm $35,000 Workplace Safety Grant

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer announced Teemok Construction Inc. in Franklin County has been awarded a Safety Intervention Grant to support workplace safety. BWC designed the Safety Intervention Grant Program to assist Ohio employers in reducing illnesses and… [Continue Reading]

CT Man Charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud, Perjury

Connecticut Coat of Arms

Rocky Hill, CT – A Watertown man was recently arrested and charged with Workers’ Compensation Fraud and Perjury. Randy Baribault, age 54, of 29 Falls Ave., Oakville, was arrested by Inspectors from the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Control Bureau in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and charged with… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Figuring Out Fees!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of the second edition of WCRI’s Hospital Outpatient Cost Index for Workers’ Compensation. According to WCRI, rising hospital costs have been a focus of recent policy debates in many states, and the new edition of the Index will help stakeholders compare… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 1/30/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Back injury and workers’ compensation CID Review Judge Freezes Assets of Owners of Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Insurance Journal California: First regulations from S.B. 863 released Risk & Insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We… [Continue Reading]

WCRI: States With Charge-Based Fee Regulations Had Higher Hospital Costs

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – As states across the country debate whether to implement or update a fee schedule, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) has released a new study that provides a tool to identify and better understand the implications of different types of fee regulations on hospital outpatient costs. “Rising hospital costs… [Continue Reading]

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