December 15, 2017

Mark Pew: Redefining Detox

Mark Pew

When most people in workers’ compensation hear the term “detox” they think of chemical detox, the process of removing or reducing the prescription drugs patients are taking to deal with their pain. Indeed, injured workers on drug regimens with questionable clinical efficacy (low function, low quality of life) need to go through a process to lower the dosage/number of drugs they’re taking… [Continue Reading]

Pegasus Celebrates 20 Years of Successfully Serving CA Workers’ Comp Market

Pegasus Risk Mgmt

Modesto, CA – Pegasus Risk Management is pleased to announce its 20th year of consistently providing superior claims outcomes for its California third party administration clients. Pegasus Risk Management is a full service third party administration company that offers workers compensation and liability claims management services… [Continue Reading]

NYSIF Board of Commissioners Elects Barry Swidler Vice Chairman

NYSIF 100th Anniversary

Albany, NY – The New York State Insurance Fund Board of Commissioners unanimously elected Barry Swidler as NYSIF Vice Chairman at its regular monthly meeting on January 22, 2014. Mr. Swidler, chairman of NYSIF Launderers and Cleaners Safety Group 34, is president and CEO of Long Island Carpet Cleaners, Inc., a family business… [Continue Reading]

US AO: Former Postal Worker Sentenced For Defrauding Three Federal Agencies

US Attorneys Office Seal

Sacramento, CA – United States District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton recently sentenced Robert Daniel Castillo, 50, of Vacaville to one year and one day in prison for workers’ compensation and disability benefits fraud, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Judge Karlton ordered Castillo to pay $138,997 in restitution. This case… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Formulary Findings!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Ohio BWC’s recent review of the effects of changes made in recent years to its pharmacy management program. The BWC noted that opiate doses have dropped by 10.9 million compared to 2010, prior to 2011′s introduction of BWC’s first ever outpatient medication formulary. The changes… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC: Workers’ Comp Rx Formulary Protects Injured Workers, Saves Over $20 Million

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors recently heard a presentation highlighting the result of changes made to its pharmacy management program in recent years, including a reduction in prescriptions of some of the most commonly overused drugs, and total drug cost savings of more than… [Continue Reading]

Risk Administration Services Goes Live with Tropics Breeze

Tropics

Sarasota, FL – Risk Administration Services, Inc. (RAS), headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD and Tropics Software Technologies (Tropics), a national software company specializing in workers’ compensation software systems, have placed Tropics Breeze workers’ compensation software system into live production. This is a culmination… [Continue Reading]

NYSIF Board of Commissioners Elects Kenneth R. Theobalds Chairman

NYSIF 100th Anniversary

Albany, NY – The New York State Insurance Fund Board of Commissioners unanimously elected Kenneth R. Theobalds as NYSIF Chairman at the board’s regular monthly meeting on January 22, 2014. Chairman Theobalds, vice president of Government & Regulatory Affairs for Entergy, has been a member of the NYSIF Board of Commissioners… [Continue Reading]

MO DOI Reaches Settlement with Nationwide Insurance After Market Conduct Exam

Missouri State Seal

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri insurance regulators recently announced a settlement agreement with Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Co. and Farmland Mutual Insurance Co. after a market conduct examination into their handling of workers’ compensation insurance. Department of Insurance Director John M. Huff announced… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Arraignments & Acquisitions!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features some pretty wild enforcement news, as the Orange County, California DA’s office recently announced that four men had been arraigned on an indictment for defrauding over $36 Million from insurance companies in a DME overbilling scheme, including filing liens with the WCAB and then aggressively… [Continue Reading]

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