October 18, 2017

A New Leader Speaks!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap finishes off the year announcing 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: 12/30/14

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Pharmacy Management in Worker’s Comp – 11th annual survey Managed Care Matters With Republicans in Control of Congress, Is New MSP Legislation Coming? Medicare Insights Florida Touts Workers’ Comp Market Competition But Warns on Court Rulings Insurance… [Continue Reading]

Joe Anderson: Predictive Analytics Defined by Data and Statistics

Joe Anderson

Imagine you have two injured workers to manage, both are early on in their injury, and both could be at risk for long-term pain and opioid use. How do you decide which—if either—requires your attention? Maybe you have some sort of index that combines everything you know about the injured worker’s behavior; you give the first injured worker a couple points for their opioid use…[Continue Reading]

LA WC Medical Costs Per Claim Stable in 2012, Remained Higher than Most States

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Cambridge, MA – The cost of medical care to treat injured workers in Louisiana changed little in 2012. But, Louisiana workers’ compensation medical costs per claim remained higher than similar costs in many states, according to a study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The report, CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks[Continue Reading]

TX Number and Rate of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses Decreased in 2013

Texas Dept of Insurance (TDI)

Austin, TX – According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, private industry employers in Texas reported 51,890 cases involving days away from work and an incidence rate of 66.6 injuries and illnesses per 10,000 full-time equivalent employees in 2013. These are decreases from 53,290…[Continue Reading]

Sean McNally Elected 2015 Chair of CA CHSWC

CHSWC

Oakland, CA – The California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) recently announced the unanimous election of Commissioner Sean McNally as the Chair of the Commission for 2015. Mr. McNally, appointed by the Governor to represent employers, is the President of KBA Engineering in Bakersfield, California…[Continue Reading]

IL DOI Announces Two Workers’ Compensation Fraud Convictions

Illinois State Seal

Chicago, IL – Illinois Department of Insurance (DOI) Director Andrew Boron recently announced investigations by the Department’s Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit have resulted in two convictions. A former Crystal Lake police officer charged with workers’ compensation fraud in McHenry County and a former business owner charged with forgery…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Guideline Gains!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the Michigan WCA’s recent announcement that it has made amendments to its rules and fee schedule in order to address the problem of long-term use of opioids by injured workers and help reduce medical costs, which recently went into effect. The new rules will prevent reimbursements…[Continue Reading]

MI WCA: Amended WC Rules will Reduce Opioid Abuse, Lower Medical Costs

MI LARA WCA-Logo2

Lansing, MI – The Michigan Workers’ Compensation Agency (WCA) recently announced that amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Health Care Services rules and fee schedule will address the problem of long-term use of opioids by injured workers and help reduce medical costs for the state’s job providers. The amendments are…[Continue Reading]

Rates Declining for LA Workers’ Compensation Insurance for Second Successive Year

Louisiana State Seal

Baton Rouge, LA – Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon recently announced that rates for workers’ compensation insurance will decrease in Louisiana effective May 1, 2015. Commissioner Donelon recently approved a 2.4 percent decrease in workers’ compensation loss costs submitted by the National Council on Compensation Insurance…[Continue Reading]

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