March 20, 2018

WorkCompRecap: Observing Outcomes!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new study from CWCI on the outcomes for claims that involved physician-dispensed repackaged drugs. The study covers data from 1.3 million open and closed California workers’ comp claims with dates of injury from January 2002 through December 2011, including nearly 11 million… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 2/27/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. WCRI’s latest research says… Managed Care Matters Surgical Indicators for Low Back Pain CID Review Fatal drug overdoses in U.S. increase for 11th consecutive year LA Times – Booster Shots Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside… [Continue Reading]

CWCI Study: Outcomes for Claims with Physician Dispensed Repackaged Drugs

California Workers Compensation Institute (CWCI)

Oakland, CA – A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute study shows that on average, California work injury claims from 2002 through 2011 that involve physician-dispensed repackaged drugs had 17 percent higher medical benefit costs, 13 percent higher indemnity costs and 9 percent more lost-time days than similar claims… [Continue Reading]

Guest Post: Case Management & Cost Containment Services: What Has and Has Not Changed

Tim Hanson-Mayer

When I began my long and varied career in the workers’ compensation and disability management field back in the late 1970’s, there was a new and innovative service offering that promised to revolutionize the field of claims and injury management, and it was called – field case management. Field case management in the workers’… [Continue Reading]

Valen Partners with Farm Bureau Financial Services for Predictive Analytics in WC

Valen Technologies

Denver, CO – Valen Technologies recently announced a new customer engagement with insurance carrier Farm Bureau Financial Services. In an effort to make loss ratio improvements and enhance risk-based pricing, Farm Bureau will utilize Valen’s flagship predictive analytics product, InsureRight, in their underwriting practices… [Continue Reading]

StoneRiver Introduces CompSuite, New Gen SaaS Solution for Workers’ Comp

Stone River

Oakland, CA -(PRNewswire)- StoneRiver, Inc. recently announced the introduction and immediate availability of CompSuite, StoneRiver’s new generation Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for workers’ compensation. CompSuite is uniquely positioned to address the Workers’ Compensation business… [Continue Reading]

New Leaders Speak Post!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the continuation of our “Leaders Speak” series with another installment from Dax Craig, CEO and President of Valen Technologies! You can read Dax’s new article at WorkCompWire… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 2/26/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Opioids – the IAIABC responds, and others do too… Managed Care Matters Physicians Dispensing Drugs CID Review North Carolina Fails to Enforce Workers’ Compensation Mandate: Auditor Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

Dax Craig: Do you have the Commitment and Buy-in for Predictive Analytics?

Dax Craig

Last week, we reviewed the most important considerations to discuss internally before taking on predictive analytics: senior level commitment, organizational buy-in, data assets, and IT resources. If you’ve decided this is the right time for your organization to use analytics in underwriting, there are manageable steps you can take to move the effort forward… [Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB Launches New Website


San Francisco, CA – California’s WCIRB launched a completely redesigned public website providing easy access to more in-depth information relevant to insurers, employers, agents, brokers and anyone interested in learning more about the WCIRB and California’s workers’ compensation system. In addition to new content, the website… [Continue Reading]

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