December 15, 2017

SCF AZ: Ergonomic Strategies Prevent Musculoskeletal Strains, Stress

SCF Arizona

Phoenix, AZ – When you hear the word “ergonomics” what comes to mind? It may be various tools and devices to keep workers from getting injured: a back or wrist brace, a specially designed chair or a custom lighting fixture. Ergonomics encompasses these tools and more, but its definition is the science of fitting workplace conditions… [Continue Reading]

IAIABC Calling for Nominations for Executive Committee

IAIABC

Madison, WI – The IAIABC is currently calling for and reviewing nominations for its Executive Committee, the governing body of the Association. The Nominating Committee of the IAIABC is recommending the Executive Committee add three new members to fill out all vacancies in accordance with the IAIABC Constitution and Bylaws… [Continue Reading]

Accident Fund and Olivet College Collaborate on Certified Authority on WC Program

Accident Fund

Lansing, MI -(PRNewswire)- Accident Fund Insurance Company of America recently partnered with Olivet College, a mid-Michigan based college recognized as a leader in insurance education, to create the Certified Authority on Workers’ Compensation (CAWC) program. This program offers a unique perspective… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: MSAs & Monitoring!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features PCI’s recent announcement of their support for H.R. 1982, the Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2013, which was introduced by Reps. David Reichert (R-WA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA). The bill is geared toward resolving the delays and confusion… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 5/24/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Where’s manufacturing going – and why should you care Managed Care Matters Ohio, Indiana Struggle with Impact of Opioids on Injured Workers Insurance Journal COMMENTARY: Oklahoma workers comp reforms merited weightier analysis Business Insurance Editor’s Note: These… [Continue Reading]

PCI Supports Medicare Secondary Payer Legislation

PCI

Washington, DC – The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) recently issued the following statement in support of H.R. 1982, the Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2013. “PCI applauds Reps. David Reichert (R-WA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) for introducing… [Continue Reading]

Ameritox Joins Progressive Medical Urine Drug Monitoring Network

Ameritox

Baltimore, MD – Ameritox recently announced that it has been selected by Progressive Medical, Inc. to become part of its Urine Drug Monitoring (UDM) network to help clients manage pharmacy costs and improve the clinical outcomes for injured workers. Progressive Medical, a pharmacy benefit manager in the workers’ compensation… [Continue Reading]

CA DIR & DWC Issue Update on Processing of QME Panels

California Department of Industrial Relations

San Francisco, CA – The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) are commencing a thorough review of the existing delays in processing represented injured workers’ requests for Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) panels. DIR is committed to addressing the root cause… [Continue Reading]

Former AK State Employee and WI Nurse Indicted for Worker’s Comp Fraud, Perjury, Theft

Alaska State Seal

Juneau, AK – On May 17, 2013, Scott A. Groom and Laurayne K. Fischer, both currently of Wisconsin, were indicted for 93 counts of perjury, scheme to defraud, theft and falsification of business records. Of the 93 counts, 55 were against Mrs. Fischer and 38 against Mr. Groom. Mr. Groom is a former State of Alaska Department… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Restore & Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features PRIUM’s recent announcement of the creation of their “Centers with Standards” database. The program is geared towards indentifying clinics with good track records of helping patients reduce or eliminate opioids through alternative pain management techniques, as PRIUM has noted that many… [Continue Reading]

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