June 21, 2017

WorkCompRecap: Acquisition Action!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap finishes off the week with some acquisition news in the PBM space with Catamaran’s recent announcement of its acquisition of Healthcare Solutions, which was included with Catamaran’s release of its 2014 financial results. The cash transaction was valued at $405 million, and Catamaran noted that it expects…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 2/27/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The work comp PBM industry’s evolution continues Managed Care Matters Zohydro ER gets FDA approval…but will it really help prevent abuse? Sedgwick Connection NFL Blows Whistle on Concussion Study Using Helmet Sensors Insurance Journal Editor’s Note: These… [Continue Reading]

Catamaran Announces 2014 Financial Results, Acquisition of Healthcare Solutions

Catamaran

Schaumburg, IL – Catamaran Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRX) (TSX: CCT), a provider of pharmacy benefit management services and technology, recently announced its financial results for the three-month and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2014, and provided guidance for 2015. Catamaran also announced it has entered into a definitive…[Continue Reading]

CT WCC Updates Medical Protocols for Treatment of Hand, Wrist and Elbow Injuries

Connecticut Coat of Arms

Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission recently announced that in consultation with practitioners, insurers and the Medical Advisory Panel, the medical protocols for treatment of injures to the hand, wrist and elbow have been updated. These revisions reflect the latest changes in the medical field regarding new…[Continue Reading]

CA DWC Invites Public to Discussion of Home Health Care Fee Schedule

CA Division of Workers' Compensation

San Francisco, CA – The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) recently announced that it will hold a public meeting to discuss issues related to the home health services fee schedule. The purpose of the meeting is to hear input from the public regarding issues including assessing the need for home health services, service…[Continue Reading]

FL Man Arrested for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Florida CFO

Lake City, FL – The Florida Department of Financial Services recently announced the arrest of James “Mike” Millard for workers’ compensation fraud. An investigation by the Department’s Division of Insurance Fraud confirmed reports that Willard fraudulently received more than $20,000 in benefits from December 9, 2012, through…[Continue Reading]

WorkCompRecap: Out Front!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the launch of a new online educational series called “Out Front Ideas With Kimberly and Mark” featuring well known industry leaders Mark Walls of Safety National and Kimberly George of Sedgwick. The new, complimentary series will focus on important topics that are not getting enough attention…[Continue Reading]

CompLinks: 2/26/15

CompLinks are a daily set of pertinent links that we believe will be of interest to our readers. The Research is Catching Up to our Experience Evidence Based 7 key performance indicators to improve workers’ comp outcomes PC 360 From the Frontiers of Science: Exoskeleton Ambulation Devices Outlook on Outcomes Editor’s Note: These links lead… [Continue Reading]

“Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark” Series Promises Cutting-Edge WC Content

Out Front Ideas

St Louis, MO – Kimberly George and Mark Walls have announced that they will join forces to host a regular, complimentary webinar series and interactive forum called “Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark.” The series – sponsored by Sedgwick and Safety National – will be dedicated to covering important workers’ compensation-related topics that…[Continue Reading]

MA Governor Baker Announces Initial Steps To Combat Opioid Addiction Crisis

Massachusetts State Seal

Boston, MA – Governor Charlie Baker recently announced the first steps of his plan to attack the growing opioid addiction crisis in the Commonwealth, including the establishment of a 16 member Working Group and a call on insurers to more effectively manage opioid prescribing practices. Governor Baker made the announcement at Hope…[Continue Reading]

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