November 14, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Giving Thanks!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap finishes off the short week with a couple more pieces from our “3 For NWCDC” interview series! First up is the dynamic duo of Todd DeStefano and Rob Gelb from York Risk Services group, who noted that consolidation has been a major force in the industry this year, and noted the industry-wide…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 11/26/14

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. New Opioid Coming Soon: Hysingla ER Evidence Based Texas to Hold Hearings on Workers’ Comp Rates and Relativities Insurance Journal Increasing generic drug prices could pose problems for workers comp Business Insurance Editor’s Note: These links lead… [Continue Reading]

3 For NWCDC: Todd DeStefano & Rob Gelb of York Risk Services Group

Todd DeStefano - Rob Gelb NWCDC14

During our time at NWCDC 2014, we had Workers’ Comp industry stakeholders participate in WorkCompWire’s “3 For NWCDC” series, focused on this year’s developments and on improving the system! Here’s what Todd DeStefano & Rob Gelb of York Risk Services Group had to say: The continued consolidation in all sections of our market…[Continue Reading]

3 For NWCDC: Dr. Raz Winiarsky of Spreemo

Dr Raz Winiarski NWCDC14

During our time at NWCDC 2014, we had Workers’ Comp industry stakeholders participate in WorkCompWire’s “3 For NWCDC” series, focused on this year’s developments and on improving the system! Here’s what Dr. Raz Winiarsky, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Spreemo had to say: From our perspective in digital healthcare…[Continue Reading]

Kansas Workplace Fatalities Decreased in 2012

Kansas DOL

Topeka, KS – Kansas had 76 workplace fatalities in 2012 compared to 78 recorded in 2011, according to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, conducted by the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL), Workers Compensation Division in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some of the statistics include: Transportation…[Continue Reading]

MedRisk Launches Restore Program to Reduce Long-Term Disability Cases

MedRisk

King of Prussia, PA – MedRisk recently announced its launch of the MedRisk Restore program. Restore is a solution designed to reduce delayed recovery cases by integrating MedRisk’s physical medicine solution with an internationally recognized approach incorporating psychosocial barrier identification and resolution. Historically…[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]

CompLinks: 11/25/14

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Our most popular workers’ comp fraud cases of the year Ohio BWC SID CMS Comments on Hydrocodone Combination Product Coverage Changes in Relation to WCMSAs Medicare Insights Workers compensation insurer rate cuts may follow profitable 2014 Business… [Continue Reading]

Tom Sebold: Debunking the Three Most Common Myths about Medical Bill Review

Tom Sebold

After some 20-plus years in the workers’ compensation industry, I’ve noticed, and been a part of, considerable changes and innovations. We’ve come a long way as they say. But despite our progress, there remain some entrenched myths about several areas within workers’ compensation. Chief among them is that Medical Review is just a commodity; another box to check…[Continue Reading]

WCRI: Medical Payments per Claim in Florida Typical, Grew at Moderate Rate

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – Medical payments per claim in Florida were typical of the 16 study states and grew moderately over the study period. The WCRI report, CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Florida, 15th Edition, said the average cost of a Florida claim with more than seven days of lost time that occurred in 2012 was $11,519, fairly close to…[Continue Reading]

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