December 15, 2017

WCRI: Surgeries Performed in ASCs Often Less Costly Than Hospital Outpatient Surgeries

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – As the number of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) substantially expands nationwide, a new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examines how the payments for common workers’ compensation surgeries conducted at ASCs compare with the payments for similar surgeries performed… [Continue Reading]

TX DWC to Host Workers’ Compensation Compliance Conference

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will host the Texas Workers’ Compensation Compliance Conference in 2014. The conference will be held in Austin and repeated in Houston and will inform employers, insurance carriers, health care providers and designated doctors about common non-compliance… [Continue Reading]

CA Division of Workers’ Compensation Posts Updated Time of Hire Pamphlet

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

Sacramento, CA – The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted an updated time of hire pamphlet on its website. The pamphlet now has the new predesignation of personal physician and notice of personal chiropractor or acupuncturist forms that are effective on July 1, 2014. The pamphlet, which is posted in English… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Bills, Bills, Bills!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features a guest post from Alpha Review Corporation’s Chris Drevalas on the importance of medical bill review when it comes to companies that are self-insured. Chris notes that many self-insured employers simply pay all bills submitted to them without giving them a second thought, which can often lead to… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 6/25/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Reports Shed Light on Latest Targets of PBMs Risk & Insurance Strategic Implications of the Oklahoma Option Insurance Thought Leadership Encourage wellness program participation for aging workers PinPointNews Editor’s Note: These links lead to outside news sources.… [Continue Reading]

Guest Post: Why Should Self-Insured Companies Get Help with Medical Bill Review?

Alpha Review Corporation

As a company grows, premiums for workers’ compensation insurance will grow along with it. At some point, the company may decide that it is more cost-effective to self-insure as opposed to obtaining coverage from an insurance company. This gives the company full control over all aspects of their program but of course means they are also… [Continue Reading]

Jopari Solutions and ChartSwap announce Strategic Partnership

Jopari Solutions

Concord, CA -(PRNewswire)- Jopari Solutions, a supplier of connectivity for providers and Payers in the Property & Casualty markets, and ChartSwap, a cloud-based HIPAA compliant network of Health Care Providers and Medical Record Requestors such as law firms, claims examiners and peer review professionals, recently announced… [Continue Reading]

FL CFO Atwater Announces 16 Arrests for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Florida CFO

Tallahasse, FL – CFO Jeff Atwater recently announced 16 arrests for workers’ compensation fraud and unlicensed contracting following a three-day undercover operation in Sarasota County. The operation was led by the Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud and Bureau of Compliance in partnership… [Continue Reading]

OK Insurance Commissioner Doak Welcomes Gordon Amini to OID

Oklahoma State Seal

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is welcoming Gordon Amini’s return to the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) as Senior Attorney. Amini was previously employed at OID from 1977-1981 and brings 37 years of legal and insurance industry experience to the Department. “I personally feel it’s… [Continue Reading]

A New Leader Speaks!

In today’s issue of WorkCompRecap we announce a new leader, and the publishing of their 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]

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