March 20, 2018

WCRI: Many Hospitals Paid At Least $2k More for Common Surgeries for Injured Workers

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – A new 16-state study from the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) says that in half of the study states, hospital outpatient payments for shoulder surgeries in workers’ compensation were at least $2,000 (or 43 percent) higher than group health, which is otherwise known as commercial or private insurance… [Continue Reading]

TDI-DWC Issues Notice of Changes for Certain PT, Occ Therapy, Speech Services

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) has adopted the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) payment policies specific to Medicare, in effect on the date a service is provided, including its coding requirements, billing requirements, and modifiers as specified… [Continue Reading]

CA DWC Announces Appointment to Ethics Advisory Committee

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Acting Administrative Director Destie Overpeck has appointed Kenneth Peterson to serve as a member of the Workers’ Compensation Ethics Advisory Committee. Peterson served as the presiding judge for DWC’s Oakland office before his retirement in 2009. He will fill… [Continue Reading]

Ohio Man Convicted of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – A Dennison (Tuscarawas County) man has been convicted of workers’ compensation fraud after he was found working while receiving workplace injury benefits. Steven Gooding pleaded guilty to the crime and was ordered to repay the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) more than $22,000. “The conditions of receiving… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Movin’ & Shakin’!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a big batch of “People on the Move” news, starting with The MEMIC Group’s announcement that 16 of their employees recently earned AMComp’s Workers’ Comp Professional (WCP) designation as a result of qualifying work history and the completion of the 12 week curriculum and final exam… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 6/21/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. September 16, 1877: The Ghosts of Opioid Addiction Evidence Based Detailed protocols can help reduce workers comp costs: SHRM speaker Business Insurance New York State to Outsource World Trade Center Claims Handling PC 360 Editor’s Note: These… [Continue Reading]

16 MEMIC Employees Achieve WCP Designation


Portland, ME – The MEMIC Group has announced 16 employees have earned the American Society of Workers’ Comp Professionals (AMCOMP), Workers’ Comp Professional (WCP) designation. AMCOMP awards certifications to insurance professionals who exhibit integrity and excellence in workers’ compensation through… [Continue Reading]

Healthcare Solutions Appoints Richard Leonardo to Chief Sales Officer

Healthcare Solutions

Atlanta, GA – Healthcare Solutions, parent company of Cypress Care, ScripNet and Procura Management recently announced the appointment of Richard Leonardo to the position of chief sales officer. In this position, Leonardo will direct Healthcare Solutions’ national sales team in support of the company’s strategic growth initiatives… [Continue Reading]

IAIABC Welcomes New Executive Committee Member


Madison, WI – The IAIABC is proud to welcome Ms. Anne Naser of WorkSafeBC as the newest member of its Executive Committee. Ms. Naser is the Chief Information Officer for WorkSafeBC, a position she has held since March 2008. From June 2005 to June 2009, she held the position of Program Director for the WorkSafeBC Claims… [Continue Reading]

PMC Insurance Names Regional VPs for Restructured Sales Organization

PMC Insurance Group

Needham, MA – PMC Insurance Group, a leading national workers compensation wholesale broker, based in Needham, MA, has announced the restructuring of its sales organization into four regions to enhance their national footprint and carrier relationships. The sales operation will be lead by Regional Vice Presidents… [Continue Reading]

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