October 17, 2017

A New Leader Speaks!

In today’s issue of WorkCompRecap we announce a new leader, and the publishing of his new post in WorkCompWire’s exclusive “Leaders Speak” section, which features leaders from the Workers’ Compensation Industry, and focuses on issues that are timely, relevant, and thought provoking. Are you ready?? [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 10/1/13

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. NCCI’s latest pharmacy report – the highlights Managed Care Matters Government Shutdown and Impact to MSP and CMS Medicare Insights 10 ‘Red Flag’ Warning Signs of Workers’ Compensation Fraud PC 360 Editor’s Note: These links lead to… [Continue Reading]

David Donn: The Fallacy of ROI as a Measurement Tool

David Donn

How often do you see ROI (Return on Investment) being used by managed care service providers to promote the financial benefits of their product? “ROI 10 to1” says one company. “Our ROI is one of the highest in the industry,” says another. But is having a higher ROI a good thing, and should you rely on it when evaluating a PPO, case management or medical bill review… [Continue Reading]

Coventry Workers’ Comp Services’ Outcomes-based Network Expands to 21 States

Coventry WCS

Franklin, TN – Coventry Workers’ Comp Services recently announced that it has expanded its Outcomes-based Network (OBN) from 9 states to 21 to increase the opportunity for clients to access a more selective and focused workers’ compensation managed care option. Coventry began offering its Outcomes-based Network in 2009 in Florida… [Continue Reading]

IWIF Launches New Name, New Structure as Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company

IWIF

Towson, MD – On October 1, IWIF, Maryland’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance, will launch a new name and corporate structure. As a result of legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2012, IWIF will become Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company and cease to be an independent state… [Continue Reading]

WA Halfway House Operator Charged with Defrauding State of $90,000 in WC Payments

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – The operator of several controversial halfway houses in Lewis County now faces felony charges alleging she illegally received more than $90,000 in workers’ compensation benefits. Judy Darlene Chafin, 61, was recently charged in Lewis County Superior Court with one count of first-degree theft and 30 counts of forgery… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: New NCCI Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new update to NCCI’s regular studies on prescription drug costs in Workers’ Comp. Key findings from this edition included continued increases in Narcotic use, which now account for 25% of drug costs, with over 45% of those narcotic costs for drugs containing Oxycodone HCL… [Continue Reading]

NCCI Publishes New Research on Prescription Drug Expenditures

NCCI Holdings, Inc.

Boca Raton, FL – With medical expenditures growing at a faster rate than indemnity benefits in workers compensation, NCCI periodically re-examines prescription drug (Rx) costs, which have been a significant driver of medical costs. NCCI has performed several studies on the use of prescription drugs in workers compensation. The initial… [Continue Reading]

NY WCB Announces BPR Stakeholder Outreach Events

NYWCB

Schenectady, NY – The Workers’ Compensation Board (Board) has teamed with Deloitte to begin a business process re-engineering (BPR) project designed to significantly improve the experience of injured workers and employers in the New York workers’ compensation system (Subject No. 046-608). Your ideas, thoughts, and comments… [Continue Reading]

Senn Dunn Insurance Introduces SDProComp+ Toolkit

Senn Dunn ProComp

reensboro, NC -(BusinessWire)- Senn Dunn Insurance introduces SDProComp+™ as a proactive toolkit to insure the successful management of workers’ compensation risk for businesses. This tool will allow businesses to systematically improve their processes and resource utilization. With enhancement of their workers’ compensation… [Continue Reading]

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