December 5, 2017

Systema Software and Risk Sciences Group Form Strategic Alliance

Systema+Crawford

Atlanta, GA – Systema Software, a provider of claims administration software, and Risk Sciences Group (RSG), a provider of risk management information systems (RMIS), recently announced a strategic alliance to offer their respective solutions—SIMS Claims™, Systema’s award-winning claims system, and DMITRI, RSG’s… [Continue Reading]

New Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Schedule Released

Rising Medical Solutions

Cranston, RI & Chicago, IL – An updated Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Schedule has been released and will go into effect on May 1, 2014, for services on or after that date. The Medical Fee Schedule contains rules and maximum reimbursement rates, by procedure, for workers’ compensation medical services in the State… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Results & RIMS!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap kicks off our visit to Denver for RIMS with the release of the results of a clinical study from Progressive Medical/PMSI, along with Millennium Laboratories that found that clinical interventions performed along with laboratory quantitative drug testing and monitoring reduced… [Continue Reading]

Study Shows Lab-based Urine Drug Monitoring, Interventions Improve Outcomes

Millennium Laboratories

San Diego, CA – Clinical interventions performed in conjunction with laboratory quantitative drug testing and monitoring were shown to reduce utilization of high risk medications in injured workers on chronic opioid therapy, according to a clinical study released by the merged entity of Progressive Medical and PMSI, in partnership with Millenium… [Continue Reading]

Safety National Introduces Safety National Crisis Protection

Safety National

St. Louis, MO -(BusinessWire)- Safety National Casualty Corporation, a U.S. market leader in excess workers’ compensation and significant provider of large casualty offerings, recently introduced Safety National Crisis Protection – a crisis management and extraction benefit provided exclusively for Safety National’s excess and large deductible… [Continue Reading]

Skip Mendelson Joins Summit Pharmacy as New VP, Sales

Summit Pharmacy

Phoenix, AZ -(PRNewswire)- Summit Pharmacy recently announced that it has expanded its executive team with the hiring of Skip Mendelson as vice president of sales. Summit Pharmacy is the premier workers’ compensation pharmacy, serving thousands of patients across the U.S. as well as hundreds of attorneys and physicians. The company… [Continue Reading]

Ohio BWC: Professional Football Player Ordered to Pay $31K for Workers’ Comp Fraud

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Former Columbus Destroyers player Kelvin Kinney, of Tampa, Florida, was sentenced April 18 in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas for working while receiving workplace injury benefits. He pleaded guilty and was convicted Feb. 25 of workers’ compensation fraud, a fifth-degree felony. An investigation began after a… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Report & Reduction!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new CompScope Medical Benchmarks report from WCRI that found that payments per claim for medical care in Louisiana were higher and growing faster than most states. The study noted that higher payments were primarily due to much higher hospital outpatient… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 4/25/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Whistleblower Suits: Emerging Risk on MSP Insurance Thought Leadership Workers Compensation Review Center (WCRC) Changes Position on Development Letters Gould & Lamb What Kind of Workers Comp would Darth Vader Get? WC Insights Editor’s Note: These links… [Continue Reading]

WCRI: Costs per Claim for Hospital Outpatient Care Key Driver of LA Medical Care Costs

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA -(PRWeb)- Payments per claim for the medical care of injured workers in Louisiana were higher and growing faster than in most states, according to a 16-state study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The WCRI study, CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Louisiana 14th Edition, found medical payments… [Continue Reading]

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