June 19, 2018

CompLines: 7/25/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Medicare-based fee schedules and work comp Managed Care Matters First responders bill vetoed CID Review NIOSH partners with agencies to organize workers’ comp data Risk & Insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources. We… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC Files Opening Brief in San Allen Appeal

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation recently filed the opening brief in its appeal of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas’ decision in San Allen, Inc. et al vs. Stephen Buehrer, Administrator, BWC. Separately, a broad coalition of business and labor associations has filed an Amicus brief, saying they believe… [Continue Reading]

CA DWC Posts Public Data File & Revised RAND Working Paper for Proposed OMFS Rulemaking

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently posted three documents to provide the public with tools which assess proposed rulemaking on the Official Medical Fee Schedule. The first document is a revised RAND working paper, providing a quality assurance review of the impact for a transition to a resource-based… [Continue Reading]

MS Attorney General’s Fraud Unit Makes Three Workers’ Comp Related Arrests

Mississippi State Seal

Jackson, MS – The Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Unit has made three recent arrests, in unrelated cases, for Insurance and Workers’ Compensation Fraud. Alisa Lynn Nealy Salonica , 41, of Gulfport, has been arrested following indictment by a Marion County Grand Jury for two counts of workers’ compensation fraud. The indictment… [Continue Reading]

ACE Reports Record Quarterly Operating Income of $790 Million

ACE Insurance

Zurich – ACE Limited (NYSE: ACE) recently reported net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, of $2.59 per share, compared with $0.96 per share for the same quarter last year. Operating income was $2.29 per share, compared with $2.17 per share for the same quarter last year. Book value per share declined 2.3% from March… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Gaining Guidelines!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL)’s recent advancement of best practices to curb opioid abuse, misuse, and diversion that when finalized will give states a broad framework for enactment of their own reforms. The draft guidelines address prescription drug monitoring programs… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 7/24/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. AASCIF – report from the annual conference Managed Care Matters Heroin, a workers compensation connection Business Insurance – Comp Time Prescriptive Analytics Can Make Big Data Pay Big PC 360 Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside… [Continue Reading]

NCOIL Takes Lead on Best Practices to Curb Opioid Abuse

NCOIL

Philadelpha, PA – Legislators at the NCOIL Summer Meeting recently advanced best practices to curb opioid abuse, misuse, and diversion that when finalized will give states a broad framework for enactment of their own reforms. The draft NCOIL guidelines, which address prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), physician… [Continue Reading]

Paduda: WC System’s Survival Depends on Changing Medical Care Delivery & Reimbursement

Health Strategy Associates

Madsion, CT -(BusinessWire)- The workers’ compensation system is sick, according to Health Strategy Associates’ Joe Paduda, speaking at AASCIF recently. Problems revolve around “medical care that costs too much and extends disability and enriches no one but providers and purveyors of services,” Paduda said. He cited opioids as… [Continue Reading]

CA WCAB Extends Deadline for Comments to Modifications to Proposed Rules Until August 9

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – On July 9, 2013, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) announced its intent to modify the text of proposed amendments to its Rules of Practice and Procedure (Rules) that had been the subject of a public hearing on April 16. The announcement stated that written comments regarding the… [Continue Reading]

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