June 12, 2018

CompLines: 3/22/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Closed Formulary, Coming Soon to Your State? Evidence Based New York workers compensation reforms to result in savings: Analysis Business Insurance Tennessee Aims to Change How Workers’ Compensation Disputes Are Settled Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These links… [Continue Reading]

WA L&I Launches Advertising Campaign to Help Injured Workers Return to Work

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – A new advertising campaign on television and the Internet is encouraging employers in Washington state to provide light-duty jobs for their employees while they recover from workplace injuries. The Stay at Work program at the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) was authorized by the Legislature in 2011. The program reimburses… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Issues Official Statement Regarding San Allen Decision

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) recently released the following statement on the San Allen lawsuit: We are disappointed in the Judge’s order today in the San Allen case and we do plan an appeal. We maintain our actions were lawful and restitution is not warranted in this case. While the plaintiffs have… [Continue Reading]

CA WCIRB: New Committee Members Elected

CA WCIRB

San Francisco, CA – Executives representing WCIRB member insurers met today in San Francisco for the WCIRB’s 97th Annual Meeting. At this meeting, the WCIRB membership elected new insurer members of the Governing Committee and Classification and Rating Committee to fill vacancies created by expiring terms. In addition… [Continue Reading]

OH Nurse Sentenced for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Howard (Knox County) woman was sentenced for working as a nurse while receiving Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) funds for a prior workplace injury. Carolann Humberston was sentenced March 12 and ordered to repay more than $11,000 she improperly collected from BWC. “Ms. Humberston… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Generating Guidelines!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the NCOIL’s recent announcement that lawmakers there have agreed to develop best practices that would offer a multifaceted strategy for states debating possible reforms. The decision to move forward with guidelines as opposed to model legislation followed discussion at a special… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 3/21/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. [FL] House panel OKs bill blocking higher workers-comp Rx prices for doctors Orlando Sentinel NCOIL Considers Model Laws on Prepackaged Drugs, Opioid Abuse PC 360 Education Helps Make the Grade for a Safer Workplace Texas Mutual Blog… [Continue Reading]

NCOIL Moves Toward Best Practices for Curbing Opioid Abuse

NCOIL

Troy, NY – Spurred to action by the escalating costs of opioid abuse, lawmakers at the NCOIL Spring Meeting agreed to develop best practices that would offer a multifaceted strategy for states debating possible reforms. The decision to move forward with guidelines as opposed to model legislation followed discussion at a special NCOIL session… [Continue Reading]

Healthesystems Appoints Dr. Robert L. Goldberg as Chief Medical Officer

Healthesystems

Tampa, FL – Healthesystems, a national workers’ compensation pharmacy and ancillary benefits management provider, recently appointed Dr. Robert Goldberg to the executive leadership position of Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President. Dr. Goldberg is recognized nationally as one of the foremost authorities in the fields of… [Continue Reading]

WCRI: Medical Care Costs Rising in Indiana; Driven by Higher Prices & Payments to Hospitals

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA -(PRWeb)- The costs of medical care for injured workers in Indiana have been growing rapidly at an annual rate of 8 percent, a faster growth rate than most states in a 16-state study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The study, Medical Benchmarks for Indiana, CompScope™ 13th Edition, said… [Continue Reading]

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