December 16, 2017

Ohio BWC Gets Eight Workers’ Comp Fraud Convictions in August

Ohio BWC

Columbus, OH – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer recently announced that eight individuals were convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, charges related to defrauding Ohio’s workers’ compensation system in August 2014. These court actions are the result of investigations conducted by BWC’s… [Continue Reading]

Helios VP Government Affairs to Serve on NH Commission to Reduce WC Medical Costs

Helios

Memphis, TN – Helios, a workers’ compensation specialty services provider, recently announced that the company’s vice president of government affairs, Brian Allen, was selected to serve on the Commission to Recommend Reforms to Reduce Workers’ Compensation Medical Costs in New Hampshire. In an Executive Order issued recently, New Hampshire… [Continue Reading]

UT Labor Commissioner Appoints Chris Hill as New Utah OSHA Director

Utah State Seal

Salt Lake City, UT – Commissioner Sherrie Hayashi recently announced the appointment of Mr. Chris Hill as the new Utah OSHA Director. Mr. Hill received his undergraduate degree from Utah State University and his Juris Doctor from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. He is also a member of the Utah State Bar. Prior to his… [Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: New WCRI Report!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new study from WCRI that examined physician dispensing in Pennsylvania based on data that represented 45 percent of the claims in the state workers’ compensation system, and found that the practice has continued to grow rapidly in the state. The study found that… [Continue Reading]

CompLines: 9/24/14

CompLines is a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Unfunded Mandates and Patient Safety Evidence Based View from the C-Suite: California workers’ compensation market trends PC 360 CMS Releases Additional Information Regarding Use of WCMSAP for Prescription Drug Information Medicare Insights Editor’s Note: These links lead… [Continue Reading]

WCRI Study: Prices for Physician-Dispensed Drugs in PA Continued to Grow Rapidly

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – A new study, Physician Dispensing in Pennsylvania, 2nd Edition, from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found physician dispensing continued to grow rapidly in Pennsylvania. According to the study, physician-dispensed prescriptions accounted for 29 percent of all prescriptions and 48 percent of prescription… [Continue Reading]

WA L&I Proposes 1.8 Percent Average Rise in Workers’ Comp Rates in 2015

WA Department of Labor and Industries

Tumwater, WA – The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has proposed an average 1.8 percent rate increase for 2015 workers’ compensation premiums, which is just under the current rate of wage inflation. The increase comes out to about 1 cent per hour worked. Employers and workers around Washington pay into the workers’… [Continue Reading]

Pinnacol Assurance Hires New VP of Medical Operations and Healthcare Strategy

Pinnacol Assurance

Denver, CO – Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, has named Karyn Gonzales as the company’s new vice president of medical operations and healthcare strategy. She will oversee the performance and delivery of all medical operations, including our established and experienced network… [Continue Reading]

Texas Man Caught Double Dipping for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Texas Mutual

Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently reported that a Travis County district court sentenced Rodney Williams of Seabrook, Texas for workers’ compensation fraud-related charges. The court sentenced Williams to deferred adjudication and ordered him to pay $6,156 in restitution to Texas Mutual. Williams reported a job-related… [Continue Reading]

New Leaders Speak Post!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the continuation of our “Leaders Speak” series with another installment from Shelley Boyce, CEO at MedRisk! You can read Shelley’s new article at WorkCompWire… [Continue Reading]

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