December 15, 2017

NY WCB Issues Notice on Mandatory Use of Updated MTG Forms

NYWCB

Schenectady, NY – On March 1, 2013 the Medical Treatment Guidelines Improvements were announced by the Workers’ Compensation Board, including the announcement of revised Medical Treatment Guidelines forms, via Subject Number 046-516. These new forms contain changes necessary for the implementation of procedural… [Continue Reading]

Denise Fleury Joins Sedgwick Disability and Absence Management Team

Sedgwick

Memphis, TN -(PRNewswire)- Sedgwick recently announced that noted benefits expert Denise Fleury has joined the company as senior vice president, disability and absence management. In her new position, Fleury will play a senior role in Sedgwick’s growing disability and absence management practices, helping to drive product development… [Continue Reading]

Ohio Man Ordered to Pay Nearly $29,000 for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Lima (Allen County) man was sentenced for working while receiving disability payments from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for a prior workplace injury. Joshua Schlosser was ordered to repay nearly $29,000 he improperly collected from the BWC. “Mr. Schlosser held several positions while receiving… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Set to Improve!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some new research from Fitch Ratings that found that underwriting results for the U.S. workers’ compensation market are set to improve over the remainder of 2013, reversing several years of poor performance. According to the report, workers’ comp pricing has increased for two consecutive… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 6/25/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Pharmacies’ self interest v silos v ignorance Managed Care Matters Avoid costly claims CID Review Implementation of ICD-10 coding for MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Medicare Insights Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We check… [Continue Reading]

Fitch: Underwriting Results Set to Improve for U.S. Workers’ Compensation Market

Fitch Ratings

Chicago, IL -(BusinessWire)- Underwriting results for the U.S. workers’ compensation market are set to improve over the remainder of 2013 reversing several years of poor performance, according to a new Fitch Ratings report. Workers’ compensation is the largest segment of all U.S. commercial lines, representing 18% of… [Continue Reading]

TN Board of Pharmacy Takes Action to Assure Safe, Sterile Drug Production

Tennessee State Seal

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Board of Pharmacy has taken action to strengthen its efforts to better assure safe, sterile compounding of drugs by entities licensed by the state. The measures collectively address the need for safe, effective and available medications for patients who need them. “The board is working… [Continue Reading]

MEMIC’s McGarvey Elected to NCCI Medical Data Call Research Committee

MEMIC

Portland, ME – Daniel McGarvey, Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for The MEMIC Group, has been elected to serve on the Medical Data Call Research Committee for the National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc. (NCCI), the leading rate making organization in the workers’ compensation insurance industry… [Continue Reading]

A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings of Pacific Compensation Insurance Company

AM Best

Oldwick, NJ -(BusinessWire)- A.M. Best Co. has upgraded the financial strength rating to A- (Excellent) from B++ (Good) and the issuer credit rating to “a-” from “bbb+” of Pacific Compensation Insurance Company (Pacific Comp) (headquartered in Agoura Hills, CA). The outlook has been revised to stable from positive. The rating actions… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: New WCRI Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new report from WCRI that is the first to compare hospital payments for the same surgical procedure when paid for by group health versus workers’ compensation. The study involved 16 large states, representing 60 percent of the workers’ compensation benefits paid… [Continue Reading]

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